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New! Sign up now for the National Dropout Prevention Specialist (NDPS) certification program for educators and at-risk youth workers. This program is founded upon NDPC/N’s research-based effective strategies, known youth risk factors, professional learning participation, and field implementation of acquired knowledge. Program completers and their field reports will be posted on the NDPC/N Web site.
2016 NDPN National Conference Detroit Featuring Eric Thomas
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.
One District's Story
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.
NDPC Diploma Planning Institute Maine
Kentucky Career Education to Receive Grant from Toyota USA Foundation
Clemson, S.C. (January 26, 2016) – Kentucky is one of three states that will share a $1.5 million grant recently awarded to the National Dropout Prevention Network to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and manufacturing careers. The three-year-long project is designed to engage students underrepresented in STEM and manufacturing, with… Read more »
Orange Bowl Rivals Join Forces on Native American Education
Clemson University and the University of Oklahoma may be intense rivals in college football, particularly this year with the Capital One Orange Bowl at stake. But they are partners in what arguably is a more important arena: reducing the dropout rate of Native American high school students. Clemson’s National Dropout Prevention Center will be in… Read more »
National Dropout Prevention Network Celebrates First Graduates of Its National Dropout Prevention Specialist Certification Program
National Dropout Prevention Network Celebrates First Graduates of Its National Dropout Prevention Specialist Certification Program Two Middle Georgia Educators Continue Efforts in Combatting Dropout Clemson, SC—The National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) recognized the first two graduates of its National Dropout Prevention Specialist (NDPS) certification program during its recent national conference in San Antonio, TX. These first… Read more »
From the Web
Huffington Post Blog Post on the Importance of Mentoring
“Research has shown that young adults at-risk for dropping out of high school, but with a mentor, are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college and 78 percent more likely to give back to their communities than their peers who didn’t have a mentor.”
TOYOTA USA Grant and NDPN Grant in Kentucky
“Two Franklin County schools will share in a $1.5 million grant from the National Dropout Prevention Network to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and manufacturing (STEAM) careers, Superintendent Chrissy Jones reported late Wednesday.”