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.
15 Effective Strategies Online Courses
NDPC offers online courses in each of the 15 research-based Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. The 15 Effective Strategies are formally adopted by numerous states and school systems as highest-impact interventions for graduation rate improvement.
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 95
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/N article.
2018 At-Risk Youth National FORUM
2018 At-Risk Youth National FORUM program is now available.
National Dropout Prevention Network Announces Lori Lamb As 2017 Crystal Star Award Recipient
National Dropout Prevention Network Announces Lori Lamb As 2017 Crystal Star Award Recipient Award Recognizes Significant Contributions to Dropout Prevention, Recovery and Reentry ANDERSON, SC (February 22, 2018) – The National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) is pleased to announce that Lori Lamb, Director of Alternative Education for the Arkansas Department of Education, has been selected… Read more »
JAY SMINK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN DROPOUT PREVENTION ESTABLISHED AND INITIAL RECIPIENT HONORED
JAY SMINK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN DROPOUT PREVENTION ESTABLISHED AND INITIAL RECIPIENT HONORED Award Honors Retired Director of National Dropout Prevention Center’s Work ANDERSON, S.C. (February 22, 2018) –The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) announces the establishment of the Jay Smink Lifetime Achievement Award in Dropout Prevention. Because of his immeasurable impact on dropout prevention,… Read more »
Op Ed: School Safety: It’s Complex, “But We Are Not Powerless”
Sandy Addis, Director, National Dropout Prevention Center Ray McNulty, Dean of Education, Southern New Hampshire University and National Dropout Prevention Center Board Member School Safety: It’s Complex, “But We Are Not Powerless” Our nation is once again shocked and appalled by a senseless school shooting. Once again, the media and political factions clamor for answers,… Read more »
From the Web
North Dakota State Department of Education Focuses on Native American Graduation Rate Issue
While the overall high school graduation rate in North Dakota remains high, Native American students continue to lag behind.
The total graduation rate in 2015-16 — the most recent year data is available — was about 87 percent. For Native American students, however, that number is significantly lower. The graduation rate for that demographic group was roughly 65 percent in 2015-16.
On Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction held a Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement Summit, a pre-summit for the Fall Educators Conference held this week in Bismarck.
2017 Building a Grad Nation Report
Release date: May 3, 2017
Special Research Report: 2017 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenges in Raising High School Graduation Rates
Authored by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise Alliance