Alternative Schools

A Parent Talks About HomeschoolingAbout two million US kids are home schooled, growing annually by 7% to 15% in the past decade. Quinn Cummings, parent of a homeschooler, offers firsthand experience in <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> on this increasing trend.
NJ Legislature Ends Session With Late-Night Flurry of New MeasuresJust hours before a new legislature was taking office Tuesday in New Jersey, state legislators wrapped up the old session by approving a long list of proposals that are now subject to action by the governor.
2 Philadelphia Students Admit Attacking Teacher Over Lunch Bag ConfrontationThe two young men, both students, pleaded guilty to attacking a teacher during lunch at an alternative school in Northeast Philadelphia last March.
Students Rally In Support Of Philadelphia 'Alternative' SchoolsAbout a dozen students turned out for a rally on Thursday morning outside Philadelphia City Hall to protest school district plans to close certain alternative schools.
Northeast Philadelphia 'Alternative' School Guides Its Girls Through Summer And BeyondAn "alternative" Philadelphia school for students who have had previous discliplinary issues held an "Empowerment Day" for girls, designed to give them tips on how to succeed this summer and beyond.
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