NDPC/N Headlines

National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources for Schools and Teachers During School Closings

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Anderson, SC (March 24, 2020) — School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times. As an overview to the current… Read more »

Practice Guide for Improving Alternative Schools Issued by National Dropout Prevention Center

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Offers clear and actionable process for school leaders for improving graduation rates of alternative schools  Anderson, SC—(February 10, 2020)—The National Dropout Prevention Center announces the release of a new guide for improving the effectiveness and the graduation rates of alternative schools. This practice guide offers a clear and actionable process and guiding questions that school… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Announces Nation’s First Trauma-Skilled Specialist

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Melisa Sandoval of Westminster Public Schools in Colorado Earns Certification Anderson, SC—(December 18, 2019)—The National Dropout Prevention Center, a division of Successful Practices Network, announces the nation’s first graduate of the Trauma-Skilled Specialist certification program. Melisa Sandoval, Support Director of Social Emotional Learning and Student Agency for Westminster Public Schools in Westminster, Colorado, completed the… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Releases Online Courses in Trauma for Educators

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Anderson, SC–The National Dropout Prevention Center has released five online courses and a series of Trauma-Skilled Schools Institutes to help educators better meet the needs of trauma-impacted students and to meet state and local training needs. Many states and local school districts are recommending or mandating trauma training and an efficient and cost-effective way to… Read more »

33 Years of Dropout Prevention – Have We Been Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder of ICLE and an internationally known speaker on the importance of preparing our graduates with the skills needed for the future workforce, Ray McNulty, President of Successful Practices Network and the National Dropout Prevention Center, and Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center, coauthored an Op-ed asking if… Read more »

Trauma-Skilled Certification Programs Announced by National Dropout Prevention Center

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification and Trauma-Skilled School Certification Address Skills Gap  Anderson, SC—(April 23, 2019)—The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), a division of Successful Practices Network, announces two new certification programs, the Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification for individual educators and the Trauma-Skilled School Certification for schools and/or school districts. Both programs address the growing need for educators and… Read more »

Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations Model Addresses Strong Links Between Childhood Trauma, School Violence, Truancy, Low Grades, and Dropping Out of School Anderson, SC (October 24, 2018)—In response to an alarming rise in the number of students who have experienced trauma and mental health issues and who do not succeed… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Names Five Additional Research Fellows

Monday, September 17th, 2018

National Dropout Prevention Center Names Five Additional Research Fellows Fellows Crucial to Nationwide Dropout Prevention Research Anderson, SC—(September 17, 2018)—The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) announces the addition of five Research Fellows who will join existing NDPC Research Fellows from across the nation. Fellows are selected based on academic research and expertise in dropout prevention…. Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Announces Achieve3000 as Innovation Partner

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Innovation Partners’ Missions Support and Enhance National Dropout Prevention Center’s Work  Anderson, SC—(August 9, 2018)—The National Dropout Prevention Center announces Achieve3000, a provider of online education-related professional learning experiences, as its latest Innovation Partner. Innovation Partners are businesses, individuals or companies whose dedication in advancing efforts to reduce dropout rates nationwide align closely with the… Read more »