High School Reform

VIDEO: The best ideas from last-chance high schools are reforming American education

“If it wasn’t for this school, I would be nowhere.”

Alternative schools for at-risk students – the ones who have been expelled, have dropped out, or just can’t make it in a regular high school – used to operate at the margins. But now, educational experiments started in last-chance high schools are transforming mainstream schools. In this video, step inside a school for lost kids in Boston that is pioneering what’s next for American education.

Thom Leavy contributed.

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