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From the ECS State Policy Database: At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)--Alternative Education - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

State Policies Related to Alternative Education MS Word PDF - Alternative schools provide choice and opportunity to children unable to study in a regular setting. This ECS StateNote provides examples of alternative schools in select states designed for students: (1) with disciplinary problems, disruptive behavior and emotional/ behavioral disabilities, and (2) who do not fit in a traditional setting. Statutory references and recommendations for policymakers to consider in creating alternative schools are provided. (Oleg Silchenko, Education Commission of the States, November 2005)...

Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, By School Type - Table 2 - Table indicates the number of operating public elementary and secondary schools by school type, charter, magnet, Title I and Title I schoolwide status, and state or jurisdiction for the 2011-12 school year. (National Center for Education Statistics, April 2012)...

Improving Alternative Education in California - Ten to 15% of high school kids are being educated at alternative schools with little evaluation of progress. There is some question that low performing students are often referred to alternative schools to relieve the burden of their improvement from the traditional schools, yet one quarter of high school dropouts are coming from alternative programs. This study makes recommendations to the state about how to insure accountability and maintain effective monitoring of alternative programs, to make sure that schools and districts are held responsible for the students in alternative education. (Elizabeth Hill, Legislative Analyst’s Office, February 2007)...


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