Driving Improvement in California’s Continuation High Schools

Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, University of California, Berkeley
Milbrey McLaughlin, Stanford University

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
UCCS Conference Room A, 1130 K Street (basement level), Sacramento

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nick Romley at nick@capitoladvisors.org (916-557-9745).

Jorge Ruiz de Velasco

Milbrey McLaughlin

There are approximately 500 continuation high schools in California, which are estimated to serve more than 115,000 students each year. This number approaches nearly 10 percent of all high school students and as many as one of every seven high school seniors. In this seminar Jorge Ruiz de Velasco and Milbrey McLaughlin will report findings from a statewide study of continuation high schools. Their study shows that, on the whole, these are failing to provide the academic and critical support services that students need to succeed. They focus on schools that are performing well under state and federal accountability systems, in an effort to identify promising policy and practice interventions and develop recommendations for school, district, and state education officials that will lead to improved performance for continuation high schools and their students.


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