The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has published a new report featuring best practices utilized by successful dropout recovery high schools. The report, Over-Age, Under-Credited Students and Public Charter Schools describes the role of charter schools in dropout recovery efforts across the Country. The NAPCS study utilizes an extensive research base to describe the challenges of serving dropouts in terms of limited school options and economic burdens. The report provides case studies to highlight five successful strategies for dropout recovery: competency-based progression; project-based learning; real-world application; flexible calendars and holistic student supports. The NAPCS report recommends four policies at the state and national level to support re-engaging America’s most underserved students:
By: Glenn A. Walker
NFL Films is a production company based in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Since 1962 it has created a filmed record of every NFL game. Their style is memorable because of its slow-motion treatment of great plays and players, the serious baritone narration of game action, and the soaring musical score that sounds like it comes from a Hollywood epic. The company uses the power of imagery to build long-lasting memories of contests played long ago. Steve Sabol, the son of NFL Films founder Ed, had this to say when asked about the impact of his movies: "Facts are fleeting; feelings are forever."
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3rd Annual Policy Forum
November 14-15, 2014
San Diego, California
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