Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 23, 2013

Media Coverage: “Exploring” with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office CSI Team

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Several D2 Center students attended this event hosted by the Exploring program and said it was a great experience. See the coverage in the Omaha World-Herald and on WOWT Channel 6.We’re looking forward to participating in more Exploring events. Please contact RenĂ© at 402-502-8534 if you’re interested in our Careers & Community Engagement Program, where you can earn hours towards an elective credit for participating in career exploration experiences such as these.

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January 16, 2013

Christian Science Monitor Article: Re-engagement Centers Across the U.S.

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The Christian Science Monitor has published an article about re-engagement centers across the U.S. including Boston and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district in south Texas. In How to get high school dropouts into ‘recovery’? Ideas bloom across US., Stacy Teicher Khadaroo writes, “Dropouts are a diverse and difficult group to get across the finish line. About 1 in 5 says he or she lacks parental support, and another fifth are parents themselves, according to the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey by Harris Interactive. Other reasons for dropping out include mental illness, the need to work, too many school absences, and uninteresting classes. Some dropouts have spent time in prison or on the streets.” We have seen these same reasons from our students here at the D2 Center.

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