NDPC/N Headlines

National Dropout Prevention Center Announces Online Courses for Educators

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Online Courses Provide Professional Development in Dropout Prevention Strategies  CLEMSON, S.C. (May 9, 2017) – The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) is pleased to announce that online courses in research-based strategies for improving graduation rates are now available to educators, administrators, legislators, researchers, and others who share a common goal of continuing to reduce the… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Announces EdisonLearning as Model Programs Database Sponsor

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Announces EdisonLearning as Model Programs Database Sponsor Sponsorship Enables Expansion of Searchable Online Database of Model Programs Addressing School Dropout Prevention CLEMSON, S.C. (April 26, 2017) – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) announces EdisonLearning as the sponsor for its dropout prevention, recovery and reentry model programs database. The database is… Read more »

Mark Strassmann from the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley visits the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Mark Strassmann from the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley visits the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVdRJ1Ntcww). Mark’s visit was spurred by data on increased mortality rates (particularly due to drug overdose, suicide, and alcoholic-related liver issues) among those with a high-school degree or less, as reported in a Brookings Papers on Economic Activity Conference Draft, Mortality and… Read more »

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 »