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Crowding a problem on UALR-high school campus

By Cynthia Howell , Aziza Musa

This article was published January 23, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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The remodeled and expanded Larson Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is now an eStem Public Charter High School.

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EStem Public Charter High School has closed the book on its first semester at its new location on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus -- but not without growing pains.

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RBear says... January 23, 2018 at 7:26 a.m.

The academic concept is great and helps high school students gain through the partnership. But the logistical challenges could create problems that could overwhelm the school before the gains can be fully realized. While many might want to rush the success, the issues pointed out in this article are good reasons to slow the growth to allow both parties to catch up.
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There are two age related issues here. A) the division between students who are still under home and parental care and dealing with issues of maturity and B) the issue of legal age for alcohol consumption. Those won't go away just by adjusting lunch schedules or changing drop-off/pickup points. eStem and UALR will need to monitor those closely before an incident stains the entire experiment.

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BOBBYAMPEZZAN says... January 23, 2018 at 11:02 a.m.

"But we also need to remember that not many places have even attempted something like this. It's a very, very new, very, very original thing," says Andrew Wright, faculty senate president. Not many big public universities have even attempted this for a reason. It must be deflating for these university students who wish to transition into adulthood among young adults only to arrive on campus and rub elbows with high school sophomores in the student center and library. "Our goal is that our high school kids will learn from the model of the college kids ...," says eStem leader John Bacon. That is indeed the direction that the benefits accrue.

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