Meet America's Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists

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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.

Understanding Dropout Prevention: Strategies to Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by Jacinda Goodwin, Program Specialist, National Center for Homeless Education at University of North Carolina, and Howard (Sandy) Addis, Executive Director, National Dropout Prevention Center.

This session was originally held on March 5, 2018.

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

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Webcasts

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Grant Support

 

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.

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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.

http://dropoutprevention.org/mpdb/web/search

 

Position Papers on School Dropout Prevention Research to Practice Recommendations

Four Position Papers Underscore Importance of Adapting Strategies to Fit Student Populations

Why Do Students Drop Out

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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.

"Why Do Students Drop Out?"

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.

 


NDPC Headlines

March 19, 2018

Lawmakers weigh raising high school dropout age

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – Students who want to drop out of high school may be disappointed about a new bill at the Statehouse. It would increase the dropout age from 17 to 18 years old. Representative Wendell Gilliard from Charleston County is a member of the subcommittee that unanimously passed the bill onto its next… Read more »

February 23, 2018

KERRY ABEL PRESENTED THE GOVERNOR AND MRS. RICHARD W. RILEY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN DROPOUT PREVENTION

Richland County (SC) School District One Coordinator of Dropout Prevention and Community Partnerships Recognized for School, Faith-Based, and Community Efforts to Reduce Dropout Rate ANDERSON, S.C. (February 22, 2018) – Kerry Leslie Abel, Coordinator of Dropout Prevention and Community Partnerships for Richland County (SC) School District One, is the 2018 recipient of the National Dropout… Read more »

February 23, 2018

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 »

From the Web

March 26, 2018

How a failing Atlanta school cut its student turnover rate by nearly half

CBS News | Our continuing series, What’s Working, looks at the innovations that are paying off in America, from education to infrastructure and more. Research finds that when students change schools they’re more likely to be less engaged, which could lower their grades and increase the risk they will drop out of high school. Students generally lose about three months of reading and math with each transfer. A promising new program for low-income students and their families at an Atlanta school has cut the student turnover rate by nearly half.

March 19, 2018

Lawmakers weigh raising high school dropout age

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – Students who want to drop out of high school may be disappointed about a new bill at the Statehouse. It would increase the dropout age from 17 to 18 years old.

Representative Wendell Gilliard from Charleston County is a member of the subcommittee that unanimously passed the bill onto its next phase. Gilliard says that extra year could make a difference.

“This measure will go far because you have a lot of students when you interact with them when they get to age 17 that’s the law they’re out. you see there’s no hope. but you see you have that percentage of children that want to keep on keeping on,” said Rep. Gilliard (D).


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