Chapter 1 of this document examines the need for alternative education among vulnerable youth and describes the numbers and characteristics of youth who disconnect from mainstream developmental pathways. Chapter 2 examines the question what is an alternative education school or program? and suggests the beginnings of a typology defining and organizing the varieties of educational alternatives. Chapter 3
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[Prepared for: U.S. Department of Education] The Internet is transforming global society as technology becomes increasingly important for daily life. However, our technologically advanced country has a growing income and racial "digital divide." To bridge this gap, Congress created the E-Rate providing all schools and libraries access to affordable telecommunications and advanced digital technologies. After a 2-
This is the fifth in a series of annual reports that analyzes the most current data on housing conditions and trends in the District of Columbia and the surrounding suburbs. This year's report focuses on linkages between housing and schools in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan region. The availability and quality of public schools play a critical role in shaping demand for housing, and,
The District of Columbia has undergone many demographic and economic shifts over the past decade. While high rates of home foreclosures and unemployment persist, sustained population growth and development of neighborhoods continue to change the face of the city. This report is an update of the Urban Institutes 2008 neighborhood report prepared for the D.C. Office of Planning. It provides a comparative analysis
The District of Columbia's leaders have committed to capitalizing on the city's many assets and taking advantage of its recent growth and prosperity to tackle persistent challenges of inequality and exclusion. This report, prepared for the D.C. Office of Planning, seeks to aid the city's leaders and citizens through tracking and measuring major economic and social indicators. The report provides a baseline
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