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.

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Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

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Grant Support

Model Programs

The National Dropout Prevention Center’s (NDPC’s) Model Programs Data Base provides proven interventions for replication and inclusion in dropout prevention and school improvement grants. Proposals that replicate NDPC Model Programs are competitive and have high likelihood of achieving desired student outcomes. Visit the Model Programs Database or contact the National Dropout Prevention Center for assistance.

http://dropoutprevention.org/mpdb/web/search

 

Proposal Components

The National Dropout Prevention Center offers a variety of cost-effective project components and supports that can be written into grants to strengthen your proposal, increase the likelihood of project success, and achieve long-term sustainability beyond grant funding. Review our list of grant project components or contact the National Dropout Prevention Center for assistance.

http://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SC_NDPC_Services.pdf

 

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?"

Viewpoints: Solving Arizona’s high-school dropout problem

by Bob Collins and Sari Factor

Last year Arizona's high-school graduation rate ranked 44th of 50 states. Despite the country’s overall progress towards record graduation rates – 82.3 percent last year – Arizona is struggling to keep up, with a rate of 77.4 percent. Continue reading


NDPC/N Headlines

February 8, 2017

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Releases Position Paper Identifying Importance of Student Engagement in Reducing Dropout Rates

Aligning Students’ Personal Commitment and Stakeholders’ Roles Key to Preventing Disengagement Clemson, S.C. (February 8, 2017) – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) has published a position paper, Weaving Student Engagement Into the Core Practices of Schools, in collaboration with Teri Dary, Anderson Williams and NDPC/N Research Fellows Terry Pickeral and Robert Shumer. Recognizing that currently no national… Read more »

January 19, 2017

Viewpoints: Solving Arizona’s high-school dropout problem

by Bob Collins and Sari Factor   Last year Arizona’s high-school graduation rate ranked 44th of 50 states. Despite the country’s overall progress towards record graduation rates – 82.3 percent last year – Arizona is struggling to keep up, with a rate of 77.4 percent. The prospect of graduating is even dimmer for students of color in… Read more »

January 10, 2017

What Deshaun Knows

It’s no coincidence that Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson thanked his high school coaches in a postgame interview after Clemson’s defeat of then top-ranked Alabama in Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship game. Go to www.tigernet.com/update/player/WATCH-ESPN-Postgame-interview-Deshaun-Watson-257444 to view Watson’s postgame interview. Research indicates that coaches and others who mentor youth through extracurricular activities such as… 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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