The National Dropout Prevention Network and Edgenuity Announce Innovation Partnership

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Clemson, SC (February 18, 2016) — The National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) and Edgenuity have formed a strategic alliance as part of the organizations’ shared commitment to help reduce the nation’s dropout rates and to enable students to graduate successfully from high school. Edgenuity is the sixth organization to become an NDPN Innovation Partner.

“Combating high school dropout rates is a critical endeavor and requires collaboration among all stakeholders in the education ecosystem,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “Edgenuity, through our proven success in helping to reduce dropout rates, shares NDPN’s determination to increase graduation rates through increasing awareness and opportunities for all students. We are excited to continue that mission as an NDPN Innovation Partner.”

Through the NDPN and Edgenuity partnership, the two organizations will collaborate on regional and national forums and conferences dedicated to sharing effective dropout reduction strategies, work to improve student outcomes toward graduation and beyond and provide stakeholders with access to information regarding resources, research and best practices.

“The partnership with Edgenuity allows our Network to provide even broader resources for stakeholders and increases our capacity to provide those resources. The mission of the NDPN is to provide teachers, counselors, administrators, and school districts with effective, research-based solutions to help eliminate dropout, including identification and support of at-risk students,” said Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N). “Edgenuity adds yet another resource to assisting our stakeholders.”

Edgenuity provides engaging and achievement-focused blended learning education solutions geared toward enhancing student success, empowering teachers, and enabling schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity provides course content and curriculum that is both rigorous and engaging, both critical to student success. The company’s over 200 core and elective courses are built on instructional models grounded in research. They engage students with direct-instruction videos taught by expert, on-screen teachers, interactive learning tools, and checks for understanding embedded strategically throughout each lesson.

About the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N)

Established in 1986 with a mission to reduce dropout rates, the NDPC/N shares solutions for student success and dropout prevention through its clearinghouse function, active research and evaluation projects, publications, and a variety of professional development activities and conferences. The organization’s Web site—www.dropoutprevention.org—is the nation’s leading resource in providing effective, research-based solutions to engaging students and reducing dropout. The NDPC/N is housed in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University in Clemson, SC.

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity provides engaging online and blended learning education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning.

 

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Edgenuity Innovation Partnership Release Photo

The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and Edgenuity announce their partnership at the At-Risk Youth National FORUM in Myrtle Beach, SC. Pictured (L to R) are Dr. George J. Petersen, Founding Dean, Eugene T. Moore School of Education, Clemson University; Ms. Sari Factor, Chief Executive Officer, Edgenuity, Scottsdale, AZ; and Dr. Sandy Addis, Director, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, Clemson, SC.