main
community
contact staff ecs twitter facebook
At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)Programs & Practices (Additional Resources)
 
  AT-RISK (INCL. DROPOUT PREVENTION)
 
What States Are Doing
Selected Research & Readings
Programs & Practices
 Alternative Education
 Drugs/Alcohol
 


At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)--Drugs/Alcohol
Mentoring/Tutoring
Scheduling/School Calendar--Extended Day Programs
Scheduling/School Calendar--Summer School
Special Populations--Homeless Education


Career Academies: Impacts on Students’ Engagement and Performance in High School - According to this study from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, career academies are an effective means of preventing dropout, increasing school engagement, and helping students acquire the credentials they need to graduate and prepare for postsecondary education. Career academies, now in more than 1,500 high schools nationwide, are a way of breaking down large, comprehensive schools into smaller, “learning communities” that offer a combination of academic and vocational curricula. (James J. Kemple, Jason C. Snipes, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, February 2000)...

The Child First Authority After-School Program: A Descriptive Evaluation - The Child First Authority (CFA) is a Baltimore communitywide after-school program that seeks to improve the quality of life in low socioeconomic status communities by directly serving public school students and their families academically, culturally and behaviorally in the after-school hours. This report describes the creation of CFA, the overall components of the program, activities conducted in the start-up year. Data from the start-up year and from the beginning of the second year indicate that a specific Child First model has been developed in which school sites employ common concepts and administrative structures, maintain an academic extended-school-day component, and vary the types of activities that they offer according to local decisions and preferences. (Olatokunbo S. Fashola, CRESPAR Report No. 38, May 1999)...


Programs & Practices Current

Print Friendly and PDF

4

Thank you, Issue Site Sponsors
pearson

 
Home  |  About ECS  |  Education Issues A-Z  | Research Studies  |  Reports & Databases  |  State Legislation  |  State Profiles  |  Projects & Institutes  |  Newsroom  |  Website User's Guide


Information provided by ECS combines the best of the most recent and useful research available. Should you have questions, please contact our Information Clearinghouse at 303.299.3675.

700 Broadway, #810 Denver, CO 80203-3442
Phone: 303.299.3600 | Fax: 303.296.8332
 
©2014 Education Commission of the States
www.ecs.org | ecs@ecs.org
Read our privacy policy