Category Archives: AERO

National and State Alternative Education Conferences

Mark your calendar for any of the following conferences about alternatives of interest to you or colleagues. The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network will hold its 26th annual conference Nov. 2-5, 2014 in Louisville, KY. The 32nd annualĀ  Minnesota Association for Alternative Programs conference will be held February 11-13, 2015 in Duluth, MN. The 21st annual […]

Courses Available on Alternative Ed and Starting a School

The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) is providing courses on how to start an alternative school and on the history of alternative education. Start a School 101 begins September 15, 2008 and is taught by Jerry Mintz among others. The Theory and History of Educational Alternatives is taught by Ron Miller and will also start […]

A Spectrum of Alternatives Conference

AERO Conference

A Spectrum of Alternatives conference by the Alternative Education Resource Organization will be June 22-26, 2005 at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. Speakers include: John Taylor Gatto, Alfie Kohn, Ann Cook, Matt Hern, Tim Seldin and Jerry Mintz. Conference schedules, registration, speakers, etc. are on the conference web page.

World Directory of Democratic Schools

The Alternative Education Resource Center (AERO) has catalogued a huge list of democratic schools (mostly small learner-centered alternative schools) in 26 countries plus most of the states in the U.S. Use this link to look up a country or state to see these member schools. AERO provides a wide range of resources, links, conferences to […]

Education Revolution Conference

The Alternative Education Resource Organization will celebrate its 15th year of operation with a conference at The Russell Sage College at Troy, New York, June 25-27, 2004. Headed by Jerry Mintz, AERO provides a great source of information about alternative education around the globe. Consider joining to gain access to an excellent database, particularly about […]

Signs That Students Need a Change

Jerry Mintz of The Alternative Education Resource Organization and publisher of Education Revolution magazine has a checklist of 10 Signs You Need a Different Kind of Education for Your Child to stimulate discussion among parents to consider alternatives. It’s a thought-provoking list from a pioneer in the alternative schools movement.

Source and Magazine on Alternatives

Very comprehensive coverage, particularly of democratic and small private alternative schools, including international coverage, is found in Education Revolution, published 4 times a year.