Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Accommodating unconventional schedules helps keep students in school

Shanetria Bogany, 17, is enrolled in Furr High's charter school REACH program, which provides flexible hours to at-risk students thinking about dropping out.

Eighteen-year-old Angelina Banda is juggling a job and parenting her two children. That might make finishing high school nearly impossible for some, but a Houston anti-dropout program that allows her more flexibility both to work and attend classes during the day is making it possible for her to complete her education. Houston Chronicle

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