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Title High school alternative programs / Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    371.04 HIG    Available
Description 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Opposing viewpoints
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Can alternative programs help at-risk and special-needs students? Alternative high school programs can help address dropout rates / John H. Tyler and Magnus Lofstrom -- Schools lower dropout rates by forcing students to go to alternative schools / Heather Vogell -- At-risk students are forced into alternative schools / Scott Travis and Megan O'Matz -- Specialized schools are vital for hearing-impaired students / National Association of the Deaf -- Hearing-impaired students do well socially in mainstream classrooms / Shirin D. Antia, Patricia Jones, John Luckner, Kathryn H. Kreimeyer, and Susanne Reed -- Children with mental disabilities should be included in mainstream classrooms / Nirvi Shah -- Inclusion does not benefit disabled students / Barbara Jones -- What are alternatives to a high school diploma? The GED is a valuable alternative to high school for Hispanics / Richard Fry -- GED offers "minimal value" / Mary Pilon -- A more difficult and expensive GED puts a burden on test takers / Kavitha Cardoza -- A harder GED is coming, and it's a good thing for students / James E. Causey -- Are charter and magnet schools good alternatives for students? Charter schools improve high school graduation rates / Kevin Booker, Tim R. Sass, Brian Gill, and Ron Zimmer -- Why charter schools need better oversight / Jeff Bryant -- Charter schools financially starve neighborhood schools / Timothy Meegan -- Charter high schools improve outcomes for minority students / Jackie Hardy -- Magnet schools promote diversity and improve student performance / Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and Erica Frankenberg -- Funding of Connecticut magnet schools is unfair and unsustainable / Robert A. Frahm -- Is online learning a good alternative for high school students? Motivating high school students in online courses is difficult / Elizabeth Murphy and María A. Rodríguez-Manzanares -- Consider alternative schooling: column / Glenn Harlan Reynolds -- Online K-12 schools in Colorado are failing students / Burt Hubbard and Nancy Mitchell -- MOOC: will these four letters change K-12? / Michelle Locke -- Massive open online courses are overhyped and have serious problems for K-12 / Audrey Watters.
Subject Alternative education.
High schools -- United States.
Education, Secondary -- United States.
Added Author Berlatsky, Noah, editor of compilation.
ISBN 9780737772708 (hardback)
0737772700 (hardback)
9780737772715 (paperback)
0737772719 (paperback)

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