Alternative Education in Arkansas
Alternative Education continues to gain the attention of school districts in Arkansas, across the nation, and internationally. Some Alternative Learning Environments (ALE) have been inappropriately labeled as "in-school suspension" or the "behavior room." In reality, ALEs were designed for students who need modifications in both learning environment and curriculum pacing. According to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), "Highly-Qualified Teachers deliver rigorous curriculum in innovative strategies to students that have been carefully selected for the extensive interventions provided in this non-traditional setting."