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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 »

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Names DeeperDive Learning Inc. as Innovation Partner

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Online Education Professional Development Product Developer Joins Growing Group  Clemson, S.C. (August 16, 2016) – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) announces DeeperDive Learning Inc., 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… Read more »

Every Student Succeeds Act

Friday, July 29th, 2016

To National Dropout Prevention Network Members and NDPC/N Friends, The U.S. Department of Education is encouraging feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and has provided a public comment period that extends through Monday, August 1, 2016. The full text of the ESSA is available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114s1177enr/pdf/BILLS-114s1177enr.pdf . In addition, the full text of the… Read more »

McClarin Success Academy and the NDPS Certification Program

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Dr. Lateshia Woodley, Principal of McClarin Success Academy in Fulton County, Georgia, discusses the successful efforts of the McClarin team in increasing their school graduation rate from 19% to 50% in two years. Dr. Woodley spoke at the recent Reaching the Wounded Student Conference: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Helping Youth Beyond At Risk in Kissimmee,… Read more »