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On Land and In the Bay, Innovation Tackles Truancy
New York Times | 12/4/11
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Getting At-Risk Teens to Graduation
Education Next | Fall 2011
The New York Times looks at a project-based school in San Francisco for teens who have been chronically truant. Some of the 275 students at Downtown High School participate in adventure-based projects that including backpacking and constructing a boat. In the Fall 2011 issue of Ed Next, June Kronholz looked at a different type of alternative school for students at risk of dropping out — Performance Learning Centers, which feature hybrid instruction that combines online learning with teacher-led classrooms.
In the Winter 2011 issue of Ed Next, June Kronholz looked at the causes of truancy and some approaches to fighting it in “Truants: The challenges of keeping kids in school.”