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ERIC Number: EJ759568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-5
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Dropping in
Zehr, Mary Ann
Education Week, v25 n6 p29-31 Oct 2005
It is not unusual to hear students at the Cesar Chavez Learning Center say that if they were not able to go to this kind of school, they would have given up on formal education a long time ago. Housed in a strip mall a mile and a half from the U.S.-Mexican border, the Chavez center allows students to attend school for a half day--morning or afternoon--for just four days a week and still get a regular high school diploma. Flexible scheduling is just one of the many accommodations made by the network of Arizona charter schools that includes Cesar Chavez. Such adjustments are all part of a bid to attract and retain busy high school students and would-be dropouts. Cesar Chavez is one of 13 charter high schools run by Portable Preparatory Education Portal Inc., a Tucson, Arizona-based nonprofit organization started by a Baptist minister in the late 1960s to help farmworkers and their families. This article presents how Cesar Chavez accommodates its students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona