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April 30, 2003

Legislation Supporting Alternatives

Many states have laws that support educational options and choices. For a beginning list see our compilation which we would like to add to. If you have a reference to your state's statutes, please send it to Wayne Jennings through our Contact Us button and we'll add it to our list. These references can be helpful to policy people and others working to establish and beef up state and national legislation.

Posted by Wayne Jennings at 02:01 PM

April 13, 2003

Assessment of Attitudes Etc.

The Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools (CART) is a database that provides information on 1000s of instruments that measure attributes associated with youth development programs. This is a very useful resource in an era where so much rides on standardized tests of achievement.

CART includes descriptions of research instruments, tools, rubrics, and guides and is intended to assist those who have an interest in studying the effectiveness of service-learning, experiential approaches, and other school-based youth development activities. You will find a brief description of the instruments, the target population for the instrument, contact information for acquiring the instrument, other parameters that should guide its use.

Posted by Wayne Jennings at 02:08 PM

April 12, 2003

Michigan Conference

The Michigan Alternative Education Organization will hold its spring conference April 30-May 2 at the Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Keynoters include Zacharie Clements and Don Tassie. Many breakout sessions including STARS, the student organization.


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 07:04 PM

April 11, 2003

International Democratic Education Conference

The conference will be held in the U.S. for the first time in its 11 year history, July 16-24, 2003 at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. The conference is hosted by the Albany Free School in association with AERO, the Alternative Education Resource Organization. Contact Dana Bennis for information at 518-928-1234 or dbennis@idec2003.com or visit Education Revolution.


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 08:00 PM

Pennsylvania Association for Learning Alternatives

Visit the new website for Pennsylvania Alternatives which gives their mission, newsletter, conferences, history and other interesting items.

Posted by Wayne Jennings at 07:48 PM