Who are 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 Report field project, and serve as a national resource for otehrs who work with at-risk youth. Click here to meet the Field Project Report Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists, to learn from their work, and to access their Field Project Reports.
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.
Anderson District 5: One District's Story
Know an outstanding individual or dropout program? Nominate them for a Crystal Star Award by July 1, 2016. Crystal Star Award 2016 Nomination Packet
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
Podcast on Blended Learning Featuring Sari Factor of Edgenuity
Check out this podcast program featuring Innovation Partner, Edgenuity. Sari Factor explains the vlaue of blended learning, and Edgenuity’s expansion into 17,000 schools. Podcast via Edsurge.
Fannin County Participates in Diploma Planning Institute
Fannin County High School and Fannin County Middle School participated in a Diploma Planning Institue led by NDPC and Pioneer Regional Educational Service Area (RESA). Learn more about DPI here.