Tomasello, J. (2018, May 22). 5 Ways to Better Serve Traditionally Underserved Youth. Retrieved July 11, 2018

Alternative education settings are designed to better reflect and support students not served well by the traditional school setting. Often these schools are striving to meet the academic as well as social, emotional, and personal needs of students who experience significant barriers such as poverty, teen pregnancy and parenting, homelessness, high-mobility, and involvement in the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems. AYPF recently conducted a professional field trip or study tour to Indianapolis, Indiana for state and district education leaders to explore how to leverage opportunities in policy and practice to create high-quality alternative education settings that better serve traditionally underserved students. Below are five key takeaways drawn from the schools we visited for better serving traditionally underserved youth.

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