Supporting Students in Alternative Education Settings
Sarah Feldman (Primary)
Senior Research Associate
Cami Anderson (Primary)
Superintendent, Alternative High Schools and Programs
New York City Department of Education (District 79)
Lucretia Murphy (Primary)
See Forever Foundation
As part of a series of WestEd-sponsored webinars related to education goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Sarah Feldman, Senior Research Associate in WestEd's Innovation Studies program, will moderate a presentation on supporting students facing significant obstacles to completing their high school diplomaparenthood, financial constraints, incarceration, immigration, drug addiction and/or previous school failure. Cami Anderson, Superintendent of Alternative High Schools and Programs for the New York City Department of Education (District 79), will present strategies on developing a teaching staff that can work effectively with such students; and Lucretia Murphy, Executive Director of the See Forever Foundation, will describe the program offered for adjudicated young men in the Maya Angelou Academy and the Transition Center.
Specifically, Cami Anderson will present on the recruiting, training and supporting of high quality teachers and the use of teaching standards and strategies for supporting students' social, emotional growth specifically tailored for working with an alternative population of students. Lucretia Murphy will describe the program offered for the young men in the Maya Angelou Academy and the Transition Center, focusing on the instructional practices, assessments, and supports the schools provide to improve educational outcomes while young men are in the school and help them transition into school when they return to the community.
Upcoming ARRA webinars on issues related to school dropouts will include, "What Happens to High School Dropouts Who Return to School?", and “Educating Overage and Undercredited Youth.” Please check SchoolsMovingUp soon for more information about these upcoming webinars. The archives from the past webinars in this ARRA series are available to view at any time and include:
- Reducing School Dropout Rates
- Early Head Start: Providing a Quality Comprehensive Program for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families:
- Making Progress on Essential Standards and Assessment Reforms
- Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools: Resources from Doing What Works
- Recommendations for Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
- Transforming Schools: Charter Schools as a Strategy for School Turnarounds
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This study, prepared by REL West, follows a cohort of first-time 9th graders in one large urban school district from 2001/02 to 2005/06 and documents dropout, reenrollment, and graduation rates. A two-page synopsis of the report, What Happens to High School Dropouts Who Reenroll?, is also available.
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