Category Archives: Associations, state

STARS Youth Organization

California Organizations for Alternatives

IALA Annual Conference

The International Association for Learning Alternatives will hold its annual conference in conjunction with the Michigan Alternative Education Association conference April 28-May1, 2004 at Crystal Mountain resort, Thompsonville, MI near Traverse City, MI. Ask for the Michigan Alternative Education Association rate of $90 per night. The Traverse City airport, Cherry Capital, is served by American, […]

Position Paper on NCLB by WALA

The Washington Association for Learning Alternatives has published a position paper on No Child Left Behind calling attention to its potentially harmful effects on education, particularly alternative programs. The carefully written and thorough paper describes WALA’s efforts over the past 30 years to provide appropriate educational programs that enable ALL students to succeed.

Great Links to Alternative Education

The Iowa Association of Alternative Education has a fine web site and loads of links to other sources of info on alternatives, articles, and books.

Texas Association

The newest state organization, The Texas Association for Alternative Education will hold their conference Feb. 19-21, 2004 in Austin.

Pennsylvania Association for Learning Alternatives

Visit the new website for Pennsylvania Alternatives which gives their mission, newsletter, conferences, history and other interesting items.

Connecticut Conference

The Connecticut Association for Alternative Schools and Programs will hold its 25th annual conference in New Britain, CT on March 28, 2003.

New York State Conference

The New York State Alternative Education Conference, Destination Graduation: Practical Strategies for School Improvement will be May 12-14 in Albany, NY. There will be best practices, a state meeting, and numerous sessions.

Minnesota Conference

The Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP) held its annual conference Feb. 19-21, 2003 in Rochester, MN. 825 people attended. The keynote speaker was Deborah Meier, former principal of Central Park East schools in New York City and now co-principal of Mission Hill School in Boston and author of several books. 75 breakout sessions featured […]

California Conference

The California Continuation Education Association website provides a wealth of information about schools, exemplary programs, handbooks and annual conferences among other information.