After the Education Committee chair made comments about "inner city" students, Sen. Vincent Hughes said he was not fit for that post. Eichelberger, in turn, cited "fake news" and blasted Hughes on his website.
The program helps dropouts get their GEDs, prepare for post-secondary work, and complete their first year.
With new leadership and fresh focus, the District’s Opportunity Network helps students find a way to graduate.
Early warning indicators flag problems so that schools can put students back on track for graduation.
While graduation rates are still low, most of these high schools have seen increases. But they are hardest hit by District turmoil and budget-cutting.
Within four years of starting at a District high school, about one of every five students ends up in an alternative program. The graduation rates are still low.