NDPC/N Headlines

National Dropout Prevention Center Joins National Innovation Initiative

Monday, July 16th, 2018

The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has found that a concentrated, leadership-driven focus on overarching student outcome goals produces improved graduation rates of local school systems.  For that reason, NDPC encourages local school districts to join the 2018-19 Innovation and Transformational Leadership Network offered by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and to consider… Read more »

Nation’s Leading School Improvement Non-Profits Join Forces

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Nation’s Leading School Improvement Non-Profits Join Forces  National Dropout Prevention Center Merges With Successful Practices Network Anderson, SC—(June 13, 2018)—The states of South Carolina and New York have formally approved the merger of two nationally recognized non-profit organizations that have historically guided and supported much of the nation’s school improvement efforts. This merger brings together… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Network Board Member Chosen to Helm Nationwide Education Company

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

National Dropout Prevention Network Board Member Chosen to Helm Nationwide Education Company Stuart Udell, Longtime Board Member, Now CEO of Achieve3000 Anderson, SC—(May 2, 2018)—Stuart Udell, longtime National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) Board member and former Board Chair, has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Achieve3000, a company that developed an advanced online model… Read more »

Lawmakers weigh raising high school dropout age

Monday, March 19th, 2018

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 »

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

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

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 »

National Dropout Prevention Network Announces Lori Lamb As 2017 Crystal Star Award Recipient

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

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

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

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”

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

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 »

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Releases Position Papers on School Dropout Prevention Research to Practice Recommendations

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Four Position Papers Underscore Importance of Adapting Strategies to Fit Student Populations Clemson, S.C. (October 20, 2017) – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) announces the release of four position papers examining trends and findings regarding improving high school graduation rates. The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is the foremost resource for educators and policymakers who… Read more »