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Indiana-developed app aims to keep college students in class

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College students could find it harder to skip classes thanks to a new app developed by an Indianapolis startup.

Core Principle’s Class120 app allows parents, professors and campus administrators to monitor whether students attend class.

Founder Jeff Whorley tells The Indianapolis Star he was inspired to create the app after talking with a professor about the number of students who skip classes.

He says students nationally report they skip about 20 percent of classes throughout college.

The app can’t force students to go to class. But it can provide incentives by alerting parents, professors and administrators of an absence. Students also are notified that they’ve missed a lesson.

So far, about 2,000 people are using Class120. Whorley hopes to increase that number to 5,000 by this fall.

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