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R S Jhawar, AHSI member from Kolkata, said: "Winter flower show is basically held to display and give an idea to everybody about the type of flowers, which are grown, and blossom in winter.
The Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) Policy Database is accessible to all city leaders and is designed to help them make the case for local, state and federal policy and funding changes to expand alternatives and options for students who struggle in traditional high school settings.
At last week's spring meeting of NLC's Mayors' Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) in San Francisco, more than 35 mayors' education advisors joined representatives from the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) and Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI), along with other top education leaders from across the nation, to discuss ideas for adapting and expanding innovative school improvement models.
Following a May 7 reception at Vanderbilt University, the first kick-off meeting of this Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) Committee was held the next day at a new downtown YMCA facility.
"The city takes pleasure and pride in its role as one of the founding members of the Indianapolis-Alternative High School Initiative Partnership --along with The Mind Trust, Indianapolis Public Schools and several other school corporations, and the Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning at the University of Indianapolis," the mayor added, after being introduced by Joe' Von Beverly, a graduate of YouthBuild Indy, one of the Indianapolis AHSI programs.
Newark, along with the cities of Nashville, Tenn., and Indianapolis, is one of three pilot cities nationwide in which Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) has established a "Place-Based Partnership." All three cities are opening new alternative schools.
New York City's Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation supports the development of schools for older students who have struggled in traditional high school settings, while Newark, in addition to Nashville and Indianapolis, is one of the cities partnering with the YEF Institute in the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) Place-Based Partnerships project.
They provided strategies, tools and policies to assist local elected officials in supporting the development and expansion of the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI).
The YEF Institute and its partners in the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) recently selected Nashville, along with Newark and Indianapolis, as part of a leading edge cohort of cities launching portfolios of new, high-quality, alternative high schools.
Striving to help cities reduce dropout rates and improve students' educational outcomes, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), along with its partners in the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) network, has selected the cities of Nashville, Tenn., and Newark, N.J., to receive technical assistance in developing options and alternatives for students who struggle in traditional high school settings.
NLC and The Big Picture Company are co-conveners of the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)--a network of youth development organizations committed to creating educational opportunities for youth who have struggled in traditional high school settings; NASS is one of 12 members of AHSI.