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Alternative Schools: What's in a Name? - This brief describes the origins of alternative schools, different structures of alternative schools and programs, and student achievement, particularly in Indiana. Furthermore, this brief addresses how stereotypes affect alternative schools and their students as well as whether alternative schools support and/or segregate specific groups of students. (Kelly Cable, Jonathan Plucker and Terry Spradliln, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Winter 2009)...

Federal, State, and Local Roles Supporting Alternative Education - This paper examines the roles that various levels of government play to support quality alternative education programs that reconnect youth to education and the workplace. It raises issues for policymakers to consider in expandeding alternative education pathways, which reduce the number of dropouts and provide well-lit reentry points for those who leave school before obtaining a diploma. (Nancy Martin and Betsy Brand, American Youth Policy Forum, June 2006)...

Academic Programs in Alternative Education: An Overview - This paper examines academic programming in alternative education programs by reviewing the literature specifically focused on the academic programs in alternative education and summarizing a survey of fifteen alternative education programs. It suggests options for further research on this topic based on the literature review and reports from the programs surveyed. (Betsy Brown Ruzzi and Jacqueline Kraemer, National Center on Education and the Economy, April 2006)...

An Overview of Alternative Education - There is a great need for a variety of alternative pathways to educational success, ranging from intervention and prevention strategies in the early years, to high-quality alternative options at the middle and high school levels, and finally to opportunities for those unable to learn and thrive in the mainstream education system. This paper reviews community- or district-based programs that focus on re-engaging out-of-school youth in learning to better prepare them for high growth occupations and careers. (Laudan Y. Aron, The Urban Institute, January 2006)...

Profiles of Partnerships, Programs, and Practices To Illustrate the U.S. Employment and Training Administration's New Vision for Youth Services - In today's knowledge-intensive economy, education beyond high school is critical to economic self-sufficiency, and the U.S. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has laid out a strategic vision to serve the vulnerable group of young people who do not complete high school. This paper offers a series of profiles developed by Jobs for the Future of on-the-ground partnerships, programs and practices that illustrate aspects of ETA's new vision for youth services. [Free registration required to access report.] (Jobs for the Future, October 2004)...

Setting High Academic Standards in Alternative Education - This Issue Brief explores many of the concerns related to introducing high academic standards in alternative education programs and presents seven recommendations for state policymakers. (NGA Center for Best Practices, December 21, 2001)...

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