National Dropout Prevention Center and the Institute for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Education (EDIE) Partnership Announced

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

National Dropout Prevention Center and the Institute for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Education (EDIE) Partnership Announced

 Research Fellows to Play Key Role in Continuing EDIE Mission

Anderson, S.C. (August 1, 2018) – The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), the nation’s leading dropout prevention resource, announces its partnership with the Institute for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Education (EDIE), an organization long known for its academic contributions to advancements in educational research and practices.

The partnership capitalizes on both organizations’ work in identifying effective classroom strategies while also continuing distribution and promotion of EDIE’s extensive body of intellectual property and publications. These publications will significantly enhance NDPC’s existing collection of effective dropout prevention strategies for all students, particularly for those who struggle.

Under the terms of the agreement, NDPC Research Fellows, academic researchers from across the nation who support NDPC’s mission through communication, service, networking and advocacy, will play a key role in the partnership. The Research Fellows, currently chaired by Dr. Delores (Dee) Stegelin, Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at Clemson University, will be expanded in the coming year and a part of their work will focus on conducting research closely related to the EDIE mission. In addition, a Myles I. Friedman Fellowship, named in honor of the organization’s founder, will be awarded to facilitate editing and updating of EDIE publications.

Terms of the NDPC/EDIE partnership include the allocation of funds to support the work of the NDPC Research Fellows, the distribution of 10 EDIE publications to NDPC members and service clients at affordable prices through the NDPC online store and the update of EDIE publications by NDPC Research Fellows and staff to reflect most current research findings.

“The EDIE partnership significantly increases the quantity of academic research available through the NDPC,” said Sandy Addis, Director of NDPC. “We are excited that EDIE has agreed to work with us to continue the research and publications available to help address the nation’s dropout rates.”

“EDIE is pleased to partner with NDPC to advance the mission of both organizations to improve classroom instruction,” said Dr. Charles Hatch, President of EDIE.

Dr. Sam Drew, Vice President of EDIE and founder of the NDPC Fellows Program during his tenure as NDPC Interim Executive Director said, “EDIE is particularly pleased to support, advance, and expand the work of the NDPC Research Fellows through this partnership.”

 

About the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC)
The NDPC was begun in 1986 to serve as a clearinghouse on issues related to dropout prevention and to offer strategies designed to increase the graduation rate in America’s schools. NDPC has become a well-established national resource for sharing solutions for student success. It does so through its clearinghouse function, active research and evaluation projects, publications, and through a variety of professional development activities. The organization’s website—www.dropoutprevention.org—is the nation’s leading resource in providing effective, research-based solutions to engaging students and reducing dropout. NDPC conducts a variety of third-party evaluations and Program Assessment and Reviews (PARs) for schools and districts. By promoting awareness of successful programs and policies related to dropout prevention, the work of the Center has made an impact on education from the local to the national level.

For Additional Information Contact:
Lynn Dunlap
National Dropout Prevention Center
Phone: 864-642-6372 Ext.105
Email: ldunlap@dropoutprevention.org

 

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