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Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1994
School systems across the country are adding alternative education programs designed for violent or chronically disruptive youth. Some school districts and states are contracting with private groups to provide programs including residential schools. Other programs include the Youth Challenge Corps, authorized by Congress in 1992, and boot-camp…
Descriptors: Delinquent Rehabilitation, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education
Nebgen, Mary – American School Board Journal, 1990
In Tacoma, Washington, the Safe Street Campaign united the schools, government agencies, labor groups, community and religious organizations, businesses, youth, and substance abuse agencies in responding to gangs and drugs. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Discipline Problems, High Risk Students, Illegal Drug Use
Prophet, Matthew – American School Board Journal, 1990
A Portland, Oregon, program for dealing with gang activity required school policy changes that (1) prohibit gang markings; (2) state that school lockers and desks are the possession of the school system and subject to unannounced checks; and (3) establish guidelines with the press in covering the gang problem. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media