At Promise Student Advocacy Tools

Want to know what’s going on in Congress that may affect your school, program or students?  At the 2017 AAPF,  House Education and Workforce Committee staff Mandy Schaumburg and Jacque Chevalier encouraged RAPSA members to keep track of Congressional developments and to provide input to committee members and staff.  One easy way to do this 

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Nationally Respected Experts, Locally Revered Practitioners

Don’t Miss the 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum REGISTER NOW! There’s still time to register for the November 15-17, 2017, Alternative Accountability Policy Forum in San Diego. Here’s a partial list of who will be presenting strategies for success: AAPF17 Presenters  Howard Fuller, Distinguished Professor of Education, Marquette University Elisha Smith Arrillaga – Chief of Staff, Ed 

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Why Travel to San Diego for Professional Development?

The 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum is the only national professional development event targeting education leaders who reengage opportunity youth back into high school.  ​ CONFERENCE REGISTRATION The policies and practices that work for reengagement  work for other critically at risk students too. 22 Sessions With 50 Experienced Presenters The November 15-17 registration fee includes two 

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What are national researchers and advocates thinking about accountability for alternative schools?

Find out this November at the 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum Here are three of the 26 sessions offered at the  Alternative Accountability Policy Forum: Leveraging Social Supports for At-Promise Students ​Presenters: Shannon Varga, Center for Promise, and Jon Zaff, America’s Promise Alliance Dr. Jon Zaff and Dr. Shannon Varga, two leading researchers for America’s 

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Educational Equity and the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum

November 15-17, in San Diego Join your colleagues at the 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum to expand your work to engage opportunity youth in relevant educational settings. Discover new networks and strategies of leaders from across the country. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Keynote address on November 16th ​Dr. Howard Fuller Dr. Howard Fuller will deliver the keynote 

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Want to know more about alternative accountability in California?

Attend the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum, November 15-17, in San Diego ​The 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum is the only California professional development conference which focuses on alternative accountability. Enjoy two hosted receptions with delicious carving stations as well as two breakfasts. Celebrate success at an awards luncheon honoring the students and leaders who overcome major hurdles 

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Nominate a Courageous Student for a RAPSA Scholarship by September 30!

Does your school transform at-risk students to students at-promise of success?  Celebrate the Courage, Vision and Heart of at-promise students, policy makers, and staff. Learn more about nominating a student for one of five $1,000 scholarships.  ​ STUDENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS Meet Last Year’s Award Winner   The 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum brings together practitioners, researchers 

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Opportunity Youth and Boys and Men of Color: Perspectives on Policy and Practice

Young men of color are disproportionately overrepresented in our nation’s population of “Opportunity Youth” — the population of youth who are out of school and out of work and may have a history of systems involvement. Community-based organizations, school districts, and city leaders are employing a variety of innovative strategies to re-engage youth to keep 

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RAPSA Announces the Reaching At-Promise Student Awards Nominations

Today opens the call for nominations for the RAPSA Courage, Vision and Heart awards.  The awards will be conferred at the November 16th awards luncheon at the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum.  These awards are intended to recognize the extraordinary promise of our students and the amazing work being done to support them across the country 

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