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Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2000
At the same time their biological systems program them for later sleep and waking times, adolescents' schedules and lifestyles keep them from getting a healthy amount of sleep. Although a few schools have altered their schedules, most are confounded by costs and contractual complications. Minnesota schools are leaders. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, School Schedules, Secondary Education
Rosenberg, Steven L. – American School Board Journal, 1999
Belonging matters to adolescents. PSI Associates, a private consortium of psychologists, educators, and prevention specialists, has developed several prevention/intervention programs, including Positive Peer Groups, which has disengaged teens working alongside successful students on high-profile service projects. PSI's Teens Resisting Violence…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alienation, Intervention, Peer Groups
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1999
Minnie Howard School, just outside Washington, D.C., caters exclusively to 14-year olds. Started seven years ago to relieve enrollment pressures, the school protects its 747 9th graders from typical high-school pressures and has reduced suspension and truancy, enrolled more kids in honors classes, and enticed privately educated students back to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Dropout Prevention, Grade 9, Intervention