Leadership Tips for using Spring Sale Publications to Raise Graduation Rates
- Purchase sets of books for a faculty book study or PLC on an effective strategy.
- Create a dropout prevention reading room in your faculty lounge or school library.
- Give dropout prevention books to teachers and have a “Best Idea Shared” contest each month.
- Give dropout prevention books as faculty meeting door prizes.
- End the school year with a gift of summer reading in dropout prevention for your teachers.
- Greet next year’s new teachers with a gift – a book on dropout prevention strategies.
Visit the NDPC store to shop this fantastic spring publication sale!
New Trauma-Skilled Schools Model
The National Dropout Prevention Center releases new publication, Improving School Outcomes For Trauma-Impacted Students with Introduction by Dr. Bill Daggett and Ray McNulty.
Learn about the National Dropout Prevention Center Trauma-Skilled Schools Model and contact the National Dropout Prevention Center for assistance.
Access the video of National Dropout Prevention Center Director Dr. Sandy Addis testifying to the South Carolina House Education Committee on School Climate and Safety.
Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification Program
The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), announces the Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification program. This programs addresses the growing need for educators to adopt specific action steps that will increase the opportunities for trauma-impacted and stressed students to succeed and graduate.
Press Release : Trauma-Skilled Certification Programs Announced by National Dropout Prevention Center
Video : Dr. Sandy Addis present the Trauma-Skilled Schools Schools Model presented to the SC House Education Committee on School Climate and Safety.
Solutions to the Dropout Crisis
Grant Project 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.
Model Programs for Grants
The National Dropout Prevention Center's (NDPC's) Model Programs Database 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.
Position Papers on School Dropout Prevention Research to Practice Recommendations
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 article.
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.
Trauma-Skilled Certification Programs Announced by National Dropout Prevention Center
Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification and Trauma-Skilled School Certification Address Skills Gap Anderson, SC—(April 23, 2019)—The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), a division of Successful Practices Network, announces two new certification programs, the Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification for individual educators and the Trauma-Skilled School Certification for schools and/or school districts. Both programs address the growing need for educators and… Read more »
National Dropout Prevention Center to Host 1st Annual National Trauma-Skilled Schools Conference
National Dropout Prevention Center to Host 1st Annual National Trauma-Skilled Schools Conference Conference Designed to Move Educators’ Trauma Initiatives from Knowledge to Skill ANDERSON, S.C., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Dropout Prevention Center, a division of Successful Practices Network, announces the 1st Annual National Trauma-Skilled Schools Conference on June 23-26, 2019, at the Orlando-Lake… Read more »
Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations
Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations Model Addresses Strong Links Between Childhood Trauma, School Violence, Truancy, Low Grades, and Dropping Out of School Anderson, SC (October 24, 2018)—In response to an alarming rise in the number of students who have experienced trauma and mental health issues and who do not succeed… Read more »
From the Web
Mendoza: Why stay in school?
Now that the Department of Education (DepEd) is implementing early registration for all public school enrollees of incoming Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 7 and Grade 11 starting on January 27, 2019, it is now a challenge for our educators through the leadership of their school heads to let them stay in school. In an article written by Chris Blake published on Seattle Pi (education.seattlepi.com), he enumerated the benefits of staying in school and emphasized that dropping out of school affects the ability of the dropout to get a job, its social standing and even its personal health.
Blake cited that staying in school produces less unemployment because according to the study conducted by the National Dropout Prevention Center, people who drop out of high school are “four times as likely to be unemployed as those who have completed four or more years of college.”
McCormick County School District adds Star Academy Program
The McCormick County School District today showcased its new Star Academy Program, a “school within a school” that helps at-risk and disengaged students get back on path to graduation.
Introduced in McCormick at the start of this school year, the Star Academy Program is recognized as one of the most effective dropout prevention programs in the nation. Created in 2005 for the Pickens County South Carolina School District, the program is both an intervention and acceleration solution.