Malia Krauss

The Race Our School and Students Didn’t Win: Aging-out of Adolescence

The year before we opened our charter school in St. Louis, another one had closed. It was a school for dropouts, ages 15 to 21. Our school was designed for a similar population: those pushed out of school because of complicated life issues, like homelessness and teenage parenting. We were determined to learn from our predecessor.