Meet America's Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists


Join the growing number of practitioners who are Certified National Dropout Prevention Specialists by enrolling in the National Dropout Prevention Specialist (NDPS) Certification Program for educators and at-risk youth workers. Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists complete a professional learning program founded in the Center's 15 Effective Dropout Prevention Strategies, document their experience by completion of a job-embedded field project, and serve as a national resource for others who work with at-risk youth. Click here to meet the Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists, to learn from their work, and to access their Field Project Report.

2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

Episode 75

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Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Watch Episode 75: Four Overview Perspectives on Engaging Students

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Why Do Students Drop Out


Several large longitudinal studies include questions asked of high school dropouts related to reasons for dropping out of school.

See some of the most frequent reasons reported over the last several decades in this NDPC/N article.

"Why Do Students Drop Out?"

Crystal Star Award Program Winner Mountain Education Charter High School

NDPC/N Headlines

May 25, 2016

Radio Interview with NDPC Director Dr. Addis

Listen to this radio Interview with NDPC Director Dr. Addis on dropping out and the 15 Effective Strategies. This interview took place on KCPS radio May 25, 2016. Interview Part One: Start at the 11 Minute Mark Interview Part Two

April 20, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and K12 Inc. Are Taking Solutions Show on the Road!

Sponsorship Enables Increased Awareness of Dropout Prevention Programs and Policies Clemson, S.C. (April 20, 2016) The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) is pleased to announce that K12, Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, is now sponsoring Solutions to the… Read more »

April 18, 2016

Edgenuity and National Dropout Prevention Network Partner to Increase High School Graduation Rates

Educators Receive Network Membership to Foster Best Practices and Research-Based Solutions for At-Risk Youth Clemson, SC April 18, 2016 In an effort to help increase high school graduation rates, Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). The partnership builds on Edgenuity’s… Read more »

From the Web

June 9, 2016

New Release for 2016: 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection, U.S. Department of Education

Review key data highlights from the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection. This newly released report offers data on a wide array of topics including: early learning, chornic student asbenteeism, educational access in justice facilities. Read more. Explore the entire data set..

June 6, 2016

Let’s focus on students’ strengths rather than risk factors

In the late 80s and early 90s, I led a campus-based program for middle school students at-risk of dropping out of school.  The residential summer program engaged 60 to 70 students in academic classes, work skill development, employment, recreation and service activities.

The program was challenging for students, our staff of university students, teachers, counselors and our leadership team.  Many of the students did not want to spend their summer away from friends and family on a college campus 80 – 150 miles from their hometown; and taking classes in math and language arts was not their first choice of summer activities. Read more… via Terry Pickeral,

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