This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, covering a variety of topics related to dropout prevention efforts. Solutions to the Dropout Crisis is sponsored by K12 Inc. View a full list of episodes.

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Episode 81

A Systems Approach to Dropout Prevention

Airing on: December 13th, 2016

Join Kelly Tonsmeire and Daniel Walker as we explore dropout prevention in the Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD), the largest Rural Education Attendance Area in Alaska in terms of number of schools and number of students. Encompassing an area the size of the state of West Virginia (21,000 square miles), the district runs 27 schools… Read more »

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Episode 80

Systemic and Professional Development Approach to Dropout Prevention

Aired on: November 8th, 2016

The Bering Strait School District is located in western Alaska and serves 15 small, isolated communities comprised of an Alaska Native population. In 2010, Bering Strait School District’s graduation rate was 48%. Stakeholders in the district came together, applied for, and received a grant from the Alaska Native Education Equity Program through the U.S. Department… Read more »

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Episode 79

Applying NDPC/N’s 15 Effective Strategies Through a DPI (Diploma Planning Institute)

Aired on: October 11th, 2016

Join Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, as he presents a brief introduction to NDPC/N’s 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. Then, to illustrate effective application of the strategies, Dr. Addis interviews three individuals who have been a part of a Diploma Planning Institute that presents the strategies as a means of increasing… Read more »

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Episode 78

Getting It Right: Wise Policy Makes for Effective Dropout Prevention

Aired on: September 13th, 2016

When do school policies lead to unintended consequences that can hurt some students rather than help? When is a policy review at the school level warranted to determine when a policy might be doing more harm than good through these unintended consequences? Dr. Susan Bon, JD, Higher Education Program Coordinator for the  Department of Educational… Read more »

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Episode 77

Resiliency: The Missing Piece in Early Warning Systems

Aired on: August 9th, 2016

Many school districts use attendance, behavior, and coursework (ABC) data as the key indicators in their early warning systems. Now, with the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) legislation, we must also look deeper at the nonacademic indicators of achievement and improvement. So, what if we could add resiliency and social, emotional data to develop… Read more »

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Episode 76

The 21C Workplace

Aired on: July 12th, 2016

Meeting 21C workplace needs for both employers and employees requires not only an awareness of the role our nation’s workforce plays in the current global economy, but also requires planning and implementation of initiatives designed to ensure that future workplace needs can be met. Young people can also be more engaged in school when they… Read more »

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Episode 75

Four Overview Perspectives on Engaging Students

Aired on: June 14th, 2016

Ensuring that students stay engaged in school and the education process itself does not lend itself to one simple technique. Nor is there any one technique that can be used to engage every student. In fact, as many students as are in a given classroom is often the same number of techniques needed to keep… Read more »

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Episode 74

PAR (Program Assessment and Review): Behind the Scenes

Aired on: May 10th, 2016

This Solutions to the Dropout Crisis program will present details related to one district’s Program Assessment and Review (PAR) by the National Dropout Prevention Center. Guests Tiffany Osborne and Leonard Galloway, both middle school principals in Anderson School District Five, Anderson, SC, will share highlights of how their schools and district prepared for team visits,… Read more »

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Episode 73

A Customizable Approach to Restorative Justice School Discipline: Replacing Ineffective, Punitive Consequences with Human-Centered Educational Practices

Aired on: April 12th, 2016

Traditional school discipline tends to be one-size-fits-all, punitive in nature, and largely ineffective in changing student behavior. In fact, disciplinary practices that cause students to be removed from school for any length of time actually exacerbate most of the underlying causes of maladaptive behavior, contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline, and sever the already fragile connections… Read more »

Solutions is produced by Clemson University Broadcast Productions in partnership with NDPC/N, with support from K12 Inc, and FuelEducation.

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