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Commissioner Jerome Singleton Presented the Governor and Mrs. Richard W. Riley Award of Excellence in Dropout Prevention

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

South Carolina High School League Commissioner Recognized for Support of Interscholastic Athletics’ Role in Dropout Prevention CLEMSON, S.C. (February 23, 2017) – Jerome Singleton, Commissioner of the South Carolina High School League, is the 2017 recipient of the Governor and Mrs. Richard W. Riley Award of Excellence in Dropout Prevention from the National Dropout Prevention… Read more »

Dr. Edward Lee Vargas Named Outstanding Educator by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)

Monday, February 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.—February 24, 2017—The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) will honor Dr. Edward Lee Vargas, a nationally recognized educator and speaker, with the Outstanding Educator Award at its 12th Annual ALAS Recognition Reception on March 3, 2017, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. A former ALAS Board member and President, Dr. Edward Lee… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Releases Position Paper Identifying Importance of Student Engagement in Reducing Dropout Rates

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Aligning Students’ Personal Commitment and Stakeholders’ Roles Key to Preventing Disengagement Clemson, S.C. (February 8, 2017) – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) has published a position paper, Weaving Student Engagement Into the Core Practices of Schools, in collaboration with Teri Dary, Anderson Williams and NDPC/N Research Fellows Terry Pickeral and Robert Shumer. Recognizing that currently no national… Read more »

Viewpoints: Solving Arizona’s high-school dropout problem

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

by Bob Collins and Sari Factor   Last year Arizona’s high-school graduation rate ranked 44th of 50 states. Despite the country’s overall progress towards record graduation rates – 82.3 percent last year – Arizona is struggling to keep up, with a rate of 77.4 percent. The prospect of graduating is even dimmer for students of color in… Read more »

What Deshaun Knows

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

It’s no coincidence that Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson thanked his high school coaches in a postgame interview after Clemson’s defeat of then top-ranked Alabama in Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship game. Go to www.tigernet.com/update/player/WATCH-ESPN-Postgame-interview-Deshaun-Watson-257444 to view Watson’s postgame interview. Research indicates that coaches and others who mentor youth through extracurricular activities such as… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Network Announces 2016 Crystal Star Award Recipients

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Network Announces 2016 Crystal Star Award Recipients Award Recognizes Significant Contributions to Dropout Prevention, Recovery and Reentry CLEMSON, S.C. (October 19, 2016) – The National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) is pleased to announce the 2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Crystal Star Awards of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention, and Prevention individual and… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and Moriah Group Release Issue Brief on School Dropout Prevention Recommendations to Support Males of Color

Monday, October 10th, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and Moriah Group Release Issue Brief on School Dropout Prevention Recommendations to Support Males of Color  Issue Brief Part of Larger Forward Promise Sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  Clemson, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) and the Moriah Group, with support from the Robert Wood… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Month Recognized During October

Friday, September 30th, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Center Launches Nationwide Dropout Prevention Awareness Campaign Clemson, SC (September 29, 2016)-October is National Dropout Prevention Month, a time to focus on increasing awareness of the long-term effects on students, the economy, and society when students drop out of school. National Dropout Prevention Month challenges our nation to become better informed about how to… Read more »