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 Reaching the Wounded Student Conference
Solutions to the Dropout Crisis
Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Watch Episode 76: The 21C Workplace
Next Episode: August 9, 2016
Diploma Planning Institute
Learn how NDPC can help your district improve graduation rates
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.
Crystal Star Award Program Winner Mountain Education Charter High School
McClarin Success Academy and the NDPS Certification Program
Dr. Lateshia Woodley, Principal of McClarin Success Academy in Fulton County, Georgia, discusses the successful efforts of the McClarin team in increasing their school graduation rate from 19% to 50% in two years. Dr. Woodley spoke at the recent Reaching the Wounded Student Conference: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Helping Youth Beyond At Risk in Kissimmee,… Read more »
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Unites Efforts in Combatting Dropout
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Unites Efforts in Combatting Dropout Significant Enrollment Gains for National Dropout Prevention Specialist Certification Program CLEMSON, S.C. (07/05/2016)—The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) notes significant growth in participation in the National Dropout Prevention Specialist (NDPS) certification program indicating that the program has been widely accepted and is meeting the needs of… Read more »
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
From the Web
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, chronic student absenteeism, educational access in justice facilities. Read more. Explore the entire data set..
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, terrypickeral.com