Across the state of Connecticut, there are thousands of teens doggedly in pursuit of high school completion outside of traditional high schools in alternative and adult education programs. Some have left high school by choice; others have been counseled, coerced, or otherwise forced to leave school.
You have the opportunity to join your CEA colleagues on May 2 for a discussion of Invisible Students: The Role of Alternative and Adult Education Programs in the Connecticut School-to-Prison Pipeline. This is the first in-depth study of the experiences and educational outcomes of students and teachers in Connecticut’s alternative and adult education programs. The report identifies “off the radar” practices – often beginning as early as elementary school – that push students out of school.
Laura McCargar, the author of the report, will be joined by alternative school teachers.
This CEA Human and Civil Rights Commission workshop will take place at the Inn at Middletown, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Registration begins at 4:00pm with refreshments, and the program runs from 4:30-6:30pm