Mini School Lacks Funds, Future Uncertain

Jun 5, 1975 —
Greg Barron

Small alternative K-6 school for difficult students (truant, personal problems) designed for close individual attention. Students are referred, close parent teacher relationship, parents provide support services including teaching courses. Relied on funding through Model Cities program, now this funding ends June 30, unlikely to get funding through public school system, school faces cutbacks. Steve Youngeward, school director; Diane brausberger, parent; Mike Rowan, Mpls Public Schools; Mary Kay Parron, Teacher Alternative education for bad kids, loss of funding.

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Greg Barron is a Peabody award winning reporter who worked in the MPR newsroom in the early 1970s.