More than one out of every 10 students in the School District enrolls in an alternative school at some point during their high school years, according to a recent study of this burgeoning network of schools. But researchers found that low percentages of students who cycle through these schools – many of which are designed to recapture dropouts – actually earn their diplomas.
Mon. Aug. 2.-Fri. Aug 6. Prepping New Teachers for the Urban Classroom. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Samuel Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St. Sponsored and led by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the District, this program will focus on critical beginning-of-the-year issues that often make or break a teacher. Issues that will be discussed include beginning-of-year classroom management, effective instructional delivery, working with parents and students, etc. For information, call Kirk Dorn at 215-735-6760.