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Alternative Schools for Disruptive Students MS Word - Multi-state compilations. (Frank Blair, Education Commission of the States, May 1999)...

Financing Alternative Education Pathways: Profiles and Policy 2005 - This report provides profiles of diverse alternative education programs nationwide. Each profile includes a program description, demographic and attendance/discipline data on youth served, information on funding sources, state and district policy on alternative education and Web and other resources. The Executive Summary sets forth the National Youth Employment Coalition’s principles for alternative education pathways and options and describes common elements of profiled programs, in such areas as leadership and professional development, multiple pathways to a credential, school/community collaborations and partnerships and challenges. The Executive Summary likewise proposes a set of state and local policy mechanisms – for example, defining alternative schools as programs instead of schools – that can help support alternative education programs. (Mala B. Thakur and Kristen Henry, National Youth Employment Coalition, August 2005)...

Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs in Texas – What is Known; What is Needed - This policy brief examines the results of a 1995 Texas policy that requires each school district to have an “alternative educational setting for behavioral management.” An analysis of data from the Texas Education Agency shows that (1) minority students are overrepresented in removals to these alternative programs and (2) the primary reason for the removals involves violations of school districts’ codes of conduct instead of major offenses in the Texas criminal code, the primary justification for creating alternative programs. (Intercultural Development Research Association, 1999)...

Tennessee’s Alternative Schools: Serving Disruptive Students - In response to the Education Improvement Acts (EIA) of 1992 that require local boards of education to establish alternative schools for students in grades 7-12 who have been suspended or expelled, the Office of Education Accountability (OEA) surveyed all 139 superintendents in the state in November 1994 to review the extent to which alternative schools have been put into place, students served, cost of programs and effectiveness of schools. This report also proposes alternatives that could help improve the operation and oversight of alternative schools in Tennessee. (Melissa McNeil Brown, OEA, September 1995)...

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