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Really good and you know of course most visionary School District's have had AltEd programs in place for many years. ACPS has it sights set in other directions AltEd not being one of them. It is not a building level administration issue they know the problem and the solution look to those in charge at a higher level.

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Feb 8Liked by Mark Eaton

What was the rationale for doing away with STEP?

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My memory is that a change in the leadership of the then-T.C. Williams High School lead to the end of STEP.

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Feb 7Liked by Mark Eaton

Thank you for this column, Mark. You and Herb Berg are so right on the need for a quality alternative education program at the now ACHS.

My only addition is that the school system can’t wait until this long delayed program is finally designed and implemented before addressing a subsidiary problem. The disruptive students are depriving a quality education to their classmates who come to school wanting to learn.

Those students have one chance at 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. ACPS must act immediately to protect the educational opportunities of the current cohort of high school students. Those students can’t wait for ACPS to figure out the perfect Alternative Ed solution, especially since the school system has been at that for at least the past 15 years.

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