|Story of Promise Clip - Ivana Espinet|
Gerardo Vargas, a.k.a "Promise," was a gang member and high school drop out, firmly in the grip of a New York City ghetto life -- that is, until he enrolled in Satellite High School. Satellite is an alternative school that is giving Gerardo a second chance. The program offers fewer classes that meet for longer periods, so Gerardo has more time to focus on each subject. Much smaller than traditional schools, Satellite allows Gerardo to be on a first name basis with his teachers, which helps creat...
Keywords: education; youth; alternative schools
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|Montana youth risk behavior survey report ... : for alternative schools, statewide analysis of selected behavior risk factors (Volume 2003) - Montana.Office of Public Instruction.HIV/STD Education Program|
Description based on: 1993
Keywords: Health behavior in adolescence; Teenagers; Health education; Health promotion; Alternative schools; Alternative schools
|WHY Do These KIDS LOVE SCHOOL? - Dorothy Fadiman with KTEH-TV (PBS)|
This award-winning film features nine unique schools, both public and private, California to East Harlem. In these unique schools relationship, creative thinking, and direct experience are valued above memorization of facts. As we struggle with issues of how to provide a quality education for all children, we might look to these successful schools where teachers, students, parents and administrators are involved in creating supportive educational environments.
Keywords: Dorothy Fadiman; Tom Peters; PBS; KTEH; school; education; private school; public school; Peninsula School; teaching; learning; no child left behind; educational methods; learning theory; success; student-centered learning; direct experience; public education; alternative schools; progressive education
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