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
Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Next Episode July 12, 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
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
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 »
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
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..
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