New! Certification Program
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.
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.
Solutions to the Dropout Crisis
A Welcome From NDPN Chairman
One District's Story
Toyota USA Foundation Awards Grant to National Dropout Prevention Network
National Dropout Prevention Network and Catapult Learning, Inc. Form Alliance to Address Dropout Prevention and Recovery Strategies
Clemson, SC—(October 6, 2015) – The National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) and Catapult Learning, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of K−12 contracted instructional services, have formed an alliance to address dropout prevention and recovery strategies. The announcement was made today by Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N), and Stuart Udell,… Read more »
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Message is Shared Nationally and Globally
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Message is Shared Nationally and Globally This fall, representatives of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) are sharing research findings and graduation rate improvement strategies from coast to coast and with leaders of other nations. NDPC/N’s release of new research revealing impact measures of effective strategies along with the popularity… Read more »
The National Dropout Prevention Network and BrightBytes Form Strategic Alliance
Clemson, SC (September 15, 2015) — The National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) and BrightBytes have formed a strategic alliance as part of the organizations’ shared commitment to help reduce the nation’s dropout rates, and to enable students to graduate from high school ready for college and career. Through the NDPN and BrightBytes partnership, the two… Read more »
From the Web
Attendance is key to student success
September was Attendance Awareness Month, and studies show that there is a direct link between absenteeism and high school dropouts. Statistics tell us that three-fourths of students who are chronically absent in sixth grade will drop out of high school and that a student who is chronically absent in high school is 7.4 times more likely to drop out. It is up to us to give children a reason to stay in school.
NCES and BJS annual report examining crime in schools and colleges
NCES and BJS just released its annual report examining crime in schools and colleges covering topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, the presence of security staff at schools, the availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school. A number of indicators of school safety have improved in recent years. Read here.