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South Bend school board decides against partnership. By JOSEPH DITS Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND — After a long and emotional meeting Monday, two alternative schools walked away from the South Bend Community School Corp. board without the partnerships they each needed to stay open past this summer. The...

OUR OPINION The South Bend Community School Corp. has had a hard time getting alternative education programs established that meet the needs of its student population. Failure to do so has hurt students and hurt the school system. It has undermined student performance, left many kids...

Published : Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009, 4:09 PM EDT WANE New alternative school coming to EACS Chris Hopper NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) - The Crossing Educational Center helps troubled students get another chance at life. Students who have been expelled or dropped out, even ones who spent time...

The Crossing leader hopes partnership plan will be agreed to soon. By ERIN BLASKO Tribune Staff Writer Article Posted: June 23, 2009 SOUTH BEND — Rob Staley, executive director of The Crossing, urged South Bend school board members on Monday to act quickly on a proposal to partner with...

Alternative school hopes to share state tuition money with district. By JOSEPH DITS Tribune Staff Writer Story Posted: June 23, 2009 SOUTH BEND — The Crossing alternative school only takes dropouts and kids who were kicked out of high school. One of them, Erik Bowman, says The Crossing saved his...

Posted: 6:49 PM Jun 22, 2009 Reporter: Ryan Famuliner A South Bend alternative school may close its doors if it doesn't get help from the South Bend Community School Corporation. "The Crossing" presented its plea to the school board Monday night. The organization is seeking a partnership with the...