|Title:||Public Alternative Schools and Programs for Students At Risk of Education Failure: 2000-01|
|Description:||In the past two decades, public concern about violence, weapons, and drugs on elementary and secondary school campuses, balanced with concern about sending disruptive and potentially dangerous students “out on the streets,” has spawned an increased interest in alternative schools and programs. Yet, little research has so far been conducted on alternative education on a national basis. The 2001 “District Survey of Alternative Schools and Programs,” conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through its Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), is the first national study of public alternative schools and programs to provide data on topics related to the availability of public alternative schools and programs, enrollment, staffing, and services. The focus of the study is on alternative schools and programs that serve students who are at risk of educational failure, as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, suspension, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with early withdrawal from school. The study presents a snapshot of alternative schools and programs for at-risk students during the 2000–01 school year.|
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|Cover Date:||August 2002|
|Web Release:||August 27, 2002|
|Print Release:||September 19, 2002|
|Publication #:||NCES 2002004
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|Authors:||Brian Kleiner, Rebecca Porch, Elizabeth Farris|
|Type of Product:||Statistical Analysis Report|
Fast Response Survey System (FRSS)
For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
John H. Ralph.