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Staying on Course: Three Year Results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation - This report presents results from a rigorous evaluation of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, an intensive residential program that aims to "reclaim the lives of at-risk youth" who have dropped out of school. Program participants were found to be much more likely than those in the control group to have obtained a GED certificate or a high school diploma and to have earned college credits. Program participants were also more likely to be employed at the time of the survey, and earned about 20 percent more than their control group counterparts in the year before the survey. Program benefits, however, did not appear to continue after participants left the program. (MDRC, June 2011)...

Alternative Schools and Programs for Public School Students At Risk of Educational Failure: 2007-08--First Look - This report presents data from a recent survey about alternative schools and programs available to students during the 2007-08 school year. Alternative schools and programs are specifically designed to address the educational needs of students at risk of school failure in a setting apart from that of the regular public school. They can be administered by the district or an entity other than the district. The study includes information on the availability and number of alternative schools and programs, the number of students enrolled in alternative schools and program, and district policy on returning students to a regular school. (Priscilla Rouse Carver and Peter Tice, National Center for Education Statistics, March 2010)...

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