Education Programs for Drop-Out Students

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I found these two programs most interesting and they tie in with helping schools implement needed programs. Action for Children is the coalition that sent this informtion. Mary

Below are links to two articles. The first highlights one program in Mecklenburg County that is combatting short-term school suspensions, while offering readers strategies to prevent misbehavior in class. The second discusses how one community in North Carolina is offering tutoring and remediation programs that help at-risk students stay on track, giving children and youth the encouragement and support necessary to accomplish the goal of finishing school. Links to the full text are provided below.
Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/16112146.htm
“A different take on school discipline: CMS’s Morgan school exemplifies turnabout”
By Peter Smolowitz
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Marion McDowell News
http://www.mcdowellnews.com/

“School officials: Dropping out is out”
By Andy Ferugson