This program comes to you as a public service of the National Dropout Prevention Center. 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.

Episode 98

Using SEL Skills to Identify At-Risk Students & Improve Academic Success

Airing on: May 8th, 2018

Join Dr. Scott Solberg as he discusses how students’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills can help identify at-risk students and how strengthening those skills can increase resilience and serve as an effective dropout prevention strategy while also increasing college and career readiness. Dr. Solberg discusses six resiliency skills successful students need, including placing value… Read more »

Episode 97

The Arts as a Strategy to Keep Kids in School

Aired on: April 10th, 2018

Too often educators and policymakers see arts education and dropout prevention as two separate issues. This webinar explores the causes of the disconnect between arts education and dropout prevention and offers strategies for a more integrated approach or alignment of these efforts. The webcast is a conversation with guest Mark Slavkin, a national leader in… Read more »

Episode 96

Warrior Excelerators: Catch Them Early and Catch Them UP!

Aired on: March 13th, 2018

Join Dr. Michelle Bivens and Mrs. Courtney Beard as they present an exciting dropout prevention program being implemented in Pontotoc, MS. Designed for students one to two years behind academically, the Warrior Excelerators program includes students based on school principal recommendations; teacher conversations; student grades, attendance, willingness, and dedication; and family buy in. Participants in… Read more »

Episode 95

Transforming Policy, Hearts, and Minds: The Story of L.A.’s Student Recovery Day

Aired on: February 13th, 2018

Join Dr. Emily Hernandez and Steve Zimmer as they discuss the history and success of Los Angeles’ Student Recovery Day. The program focuses on recovery and reengagement, identification of and outreach to at-risk students, assessments of their needs, identification of available resources, referrals to identified community partnerships, academic support, and alternative options case management and… Read more »

Episode 94

Attendance Insights: Results of Investing in a Systematic Approach

Aired on: January 9th, 2018

It has been said that 80% of success in life is showing up.  Join our January Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast as we examine how putting that premise into practice helped reduce the dropout rates for Val Verde Unified School District in Val Verde, CA.  Guests Erica Peterson and Dr. Gary Roughton will share… Read more »

Episode 93

Dropout Prevention Through Career and College Readiness

Aired on: December 12th, 2017

Join Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center/ Network (NDPC/N), as host and Mr. Tommy Stephens, NDPC/N Project Leader, as cohost as they discuss college and career readiness and its implications for dropout prevention. Guests interviews include representatives of successful college and career readiness programs from schools in three states, including a… Read more »

Episode 92

Ensuring All Students Succeed: The Imperative for a Learning Supports Framework

Aired on: November 14th, 2017

As the Carnegie Council Task Force on Education of Young Adolescents (1989) stressed, “While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge.” For all students to have the opportunity to succeed, what has to be done in schools to… Read more »

Episode 91

Student Voice, Straight Talk, and a Culture of Hope

Aired on: October 10th, 2017

What happens when warning systems point to barriers outside of the school’s control—barriers such as transiency, family changes, poverty, immigration, addiction, mental health? In this webcast, participants will learn how one Georgia high school is leveraging community partnerships, as well as state and federal resources, to holistically meet the academic, social/emotional, and family needs of… Read more »

Episode 90

Coalition of Caring: Developing a Trauma-Sensitive School Culture

Aired on: September 12th, 2017

Join our presenter as he discusses the community of learners approach he and an urban high school team of concerned educators and mental health professionals followed as they set out on a journey to address the toxic stress levels of students in their school. The presenter will share the resources and research the team compiled,… Read more »

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