Meet America's Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists

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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.

NDPC Thirtieth Anniversary Program

The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network celebrates thirty years.

 

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

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Episode 80

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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 80 Systemic and Professional Development Approach to Dropout Prevention

Next Episode: December 13, 2016

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Rural Dropout Prevention Resources

The National Dropout Prevention Center is pleased to offer a collection of films, tools, Webinars, slide presentations, and articles that are designed specifically to assist practitioners who work to improve graduation rates in rural schools and communities. We invite you to review these resources and utilize them to support our work.

 

 

 

 

Your Support Matters

October is National Dropout Prevention Month, and your support matters. Consider making a contribution to support and expand the services of the nation’s oldest and most utilized dropout prevention agency, during the October National Dropout Prevention Campaign.

 

Why Do Students Drop Out

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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?"

2016 NDPNC Video

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NDPC/N Headlines

October 19, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Network Announces 2016 Crystal Star Award Recipients

National Dropout Prevention Network Announces 2016 Crystal Star Award Recipients Award Recognizes Significant Contributions to Dropout Prevention, Recovery and Reentry CLEMSON, S.C. (October 19, 2016) – The National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) is pleased to announce the 2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Crystal Star Awards of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention, and Prevention individual and… Read more »

October 10, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and Moriah Group Release Issue Brief on School Dropout Prevention Recommendations to Support Males of Color

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and Moriah Group Release Issue Brief on School Dropout Prevention Recommendations to Support Males of Color  Issue Brief Part of Larger Forward Promise Sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  Clemson, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) and the Moriah Group, with support from the Robert Wood… Read more »

September 30, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Month Recognized During October

National Dropout Prevention Center Launches Nationwide Dropout Prevention Awareness Campaign Clemson, SC (September 29, 2016)-October is National Dropout Prevention Month, a time to focus on increasing awareness of the long-term effects on students, the economy, and society when students drop out of school. National Dropout Prevention Month challenges our nation to become better informed about how to… Read more »

From the Web

October 26, 2016

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2013

New report published by the National Center for Education Statistics

High school status completion rates increased from 83.7 percent in 1973 to 92.0 percent in 2013 among 18- to 24-year-olds, according to a new report. In the same time period, the gap in completion rates between White youth and Black and Hispanic youth narrowed, although the gaps remain.
The National Center for Education Statistics released Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2013 today (October 25), which draws on a wide array of surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates at the state and national levels.

October 19, 2016

Commentary: There are ways to help students stay in school

Greenville Online by Dr. Sandy Addis

Johnny is absent today — again. He was absent yesterday and may be tomorrow as well. Johnny has begun the slow process of disengagement that can and often does contribute to dropping out of high school.

Unfortunately, Johnny’s not alone in his absences — or his disengagement from school. Many other students across the nation share his story. The unfortunate fact is that, once begun and without intervention, a student’s disengagement all too often culminates in that student dropping out of school. And while there are other equally important indicators, excessive school absence is a critical and obvious indicator of disengagement.


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