alternative education

noun

Definition of alternative education

:an educational program or system that is separate from a mainstream educational program or system and that is designed especially for students with academic or behavioral difficulties
  • Gov. Tom Ridge today signed House Bill 8, which enacts two important education reforms: alternative education for disruptive students and professional development for teachers.
  • PR Newswire13 Sept. 1999
  • The alternative education program serves the school's most at-risk students.
  • —Howard Weiss-TismanBrattleboro Reformer3 Aug. 2006

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1978


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