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Alternative schools serve over 600,000 students nationwide, and describe a wide array of educational placements serving a variety of purposes. These services include preventing student dropout and providing a positive alternative to exclusionary discipline.  The diversity of alternative schools makes evaluation of effectiveness difficult…

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Recovery Schools Can Help Troubled Teenageers, but Only a Small Percentage

Recovery schools have lead to improved graduation rates for students who struggle with substance abuse. There are only 35 of these schools in the nation, and only 4 of them are fully accredited by the Association for Recovery Schools. Because these schools are expensive, with small enrollment numbers, many students who struggle with substance abuse problems are forced to enroll back in their previous schools after rehabilitation, which leads many to fall back into previous patterns of behavior.

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