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ERIC Number: ED537013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 136
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Setting the Stage for New High Schools: Municipal Leadership in Supporting High School Alternatives
Hill, Talmira L.
National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NJ1)
Mayors and other municipal leaders in cities across the nation are helping expand alternatives for students who struggle in traditional high school settings. Alternatives for high school are new alternative secondary school initiatives that prepare young people to graduate from high school and achieve college and career success through programs characterized by rigor, relevance, and relationships. Progress is evident among high-quality alternatives for high school based on such indicators as increases in high school graduation rates among students participating in these programs, decreases in dropout rates, higher rates of college entry, and preliminary indications that young people will succeed in and complete postsecondary education. This report examines the leadership of mayors, school superintendents, and program innovators as these three types of leaders work together to advance system-wide education reforms and address policy conditions that facilitate the expansion of alternatives for high school. Appended are: (1) Alternative High School Initiative Profiles; (2) Methodology for Report; and (3) Top 10 Factors for Analyzing the Policy Environment for Alternatives for High School. (Contains 183 footnotes and 85 references and resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: National League of Cities (NLC), Institute for Youth, Education and Families
Identifiers - Location: United States