"Alternative High Schools"
Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco and Milbrey McLaughlin
Milbrey McLaughlin from Stanford and Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco from the Earl Warren Institute in the Law School at Berkeley will present their policy brief on alternative high schools. Each year, more than 10% of California’s public high school students attend some kind of "alternative" program, most notably continuation, community, and community day schools. The California Alternative Education Research Project is an ongoing effort to examine California’s alternative education system in order to shed light on these programs and raise important issues regarding hoe the state’s public schools are meeting the needs of California’s most vulnerable teenagers. This seminar reviews the project’s initial research study. Alternative Education Options: A Descriptive Study of California Continuation High Schools. It looks at the study’s finings about the students who attend these programs and their academic achievement, and it also describes their basic structure and the policy context for these schools, the largest of California’s alternative programs.
Our apologies, but this seminar predates our audio recording feature