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ERIC Number: ED538785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Education and Pathways to Success
Pharo, Reilly
Colorado Children's Campaign
Colorado's traditional public school system cannot meet the needs of many students with unique, and often challenging, life circumstances. For many of these students, alternative education campuses (AECs) are a valuable way to earn a high school diploma and acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in postsecondary education or the workforce. Colorado has made strides in improving the quality of AECs across the state in recent years, but much work remains to be done to ensure that all alternative education programs are of high quality. The state must ensure educational programs and pathways support students both socio-emotionally and academically by putting its best teachers and leaders in front of the most at-risk students, providing the wrap around supports necessary to ensure a rich academic environment and thoughtful pathways that better align student's needs and the programs directly correlated to their success. All Colorado kids deserve an education that prepares them to pursue college, careers and happiness. It is the state's job to ensure that happens by providing high quality educational options that meet the needs of every child. (Contains 22 footnotes.)
Colorado Children's Campaign. 1580 Lincoln Street Suite 420, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-839-1580; Fax: 303-839-1354; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign
Identifiers - Location: Colorado