Quantcast

Latest Alternative School Stories

2008-08-20 15:00:32

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. today listed Nashville-based Educational Services of America (ESA) No. 1,015 on its second annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. This is ESA's second appearance on Inc.'s comprehensive list of the country's independent-minded entrepreneurs. ESA is the nation's leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary alternative and special education programs for students who are at risk of dropping out of school and for students...

2008-07-28 09:01:26

By Janie Boschma, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 28--WHITEHALL -- The doors of Whitehall's first official alternative school program will open this fall. Trempealeau Valley Alternative School, a three-way consortium with Blair-Taylor and Independence school districts, will open in September with about 15 high school students at Whitehall City Center, the former Whitehall High School. The program, similar to others in west-central Wisconsin, will give struggling students...

2008-06-22 09:00:24

By Terry Webster, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 22--Behavior problems for Germecia Thomas began in first grade. She knocked pictures off a classroom wall, broke a clock, locked herself in a bathroom and ran away from her teachers at Souder Elementary School in Everman. Her mother, Tawnya Thomas, spent the next few years meeting with administrators and teachers, facing what she interpreted as a reluctance to get her daughter properly evaluated and into an extensive...

2008-06-21 03:00:00

By ZACHARY REID Richmond's alternative school for middle and high school students with behavior, attendance and academic problems is getting a permanent home. The School Board last night unanimously approved its 2009-13 capital improvement budget, including $10.5 million in the next fiscal year for the Capital City Program. "That's fantastic," Bradford Fellows, the school's principal, said last night after being reached at home. "That is something we've been trying to accomplish for...

2008-06-17 09:00:57

By Zachary Reid, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 17--Richmond's alternative school for middle and high school students with behavior, attendance and academic problems is getting a permanent home. The School Board last night unanimously approved its 2009-13 capital improvement budget, including $10.5 million in the next fiscal year for the Capital City Program. "That's fantastic," Bradford Fellows, the school's principal, said last night after being reached at home. "That is something...

2008-01-20 03:00:29

By Levin, Henry M Calcagno, Juan Carlos Remediation is the most common approach to preparing students academically and socially during their early stages of college. However, despite its profound importance and its significant costs, there is very little rigorous research analyzing its effectiveness. The goal of this article is to provide a conceptual framework for the evaluation of remedial education programs. Based on previous literature, we review a list of ingredients for successful...

2007-06-11 12:00:31

KEY WEST, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monroe County School District has approved a contract to engage Ombudsman Educational Services to offer a second chance for students who have been expelled, have severe attendance issues or would benefit from an alternative learning environment. Ombudsman Educational Services collaborates with school districts to provide an off-campus, alternative education program that offers personalized, computer-assisted learning for middle and high school...

2007-06-06 18:00:35

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westwood Community School Board approved a contract last night to engage Ombudsman Educational Services to offer a second chance for students who have been expelled, have severe attendance issues or would benefit from an alternative learning environment. Ombudsman Educational Services collaborates with school districts to provide an off-campus, alternative education program that offers personalized, computer-assisted learning for middle...

2007-01-05 06:16:28

By Gable, Robert A; Bullock, Lyndal M; Evans, William H ABSTRACT: There is increasing evidence that a mismatch exists between the structure of the schools and the cultural, social, and linguistic background of some segments of the school-aged population. This mismatch is often exemplified in the academic and behavioral expectations and performance of some students. In this article, the authors discuss the reciprocal nature and effect that learning and behavioral problems have on students....


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
Related