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Episode 64

Youth Development Challenges in Kenya

Aired on: July 14th, 2015

This special Solutions presentation—”Youth Development Challenges in Kenya”—combines education and travelogue as two experts on Kenya share perspectives of their work and research in the country on youth development processes and opportunities, and the myriad challenges for students in Kenya’s K-12 educational system. Dr. Lawrence Allen, has visited Kenya seven times since 2010 as a… Read more »

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Episode 63

Family Engagement as a Dropout Prevention Strategy

Aired on: June 9th, 2015

As one of the country’s leading literacy organizations, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), since 1989 has focused on helping families make educational and economic progress by creating and improving family literacy programs. Literacy is at the root of a person’s ability to succeed and studies prove that family, home, and community are the… Read more »

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Episode 62

Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Aired on: May 12th, 2015

Dr. Ryan is a nationally recognized expert in the development of postsecondary educational programs for young adults with intellectual disabilities, in addition to teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders. His experience includes K-12 instruction in educational settings including resource and self-contained classrooms, special day schools, and a residential treatment center. Dr. Ryan has over… Read more »

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Episode 61

Data Analysis for Graduation Improvement

Aired on: April 14th, 2015

As a veteran educator for the past 24 years, David Riegel has been at the forefront of efforts to help students—and schools—transform. Prior to his current position, Riegel also served Franklin High School in Franklin, OH, as its principal, during which time graduation rates increased from 84% to 93%. Riegel’s graduation improvement strategy, which focuses… Read more »

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Episode 60

Investing in Early Childhood Education: Making the Case for the 4K Program

Aired on: March 10th, 2015

Four-year-old kindergarten (4K) programs are becoming more common across the U.S. Designed as an enrichment opportunity prior to kindergarten, 4K incorporates play-based elements focused on nurturing the social, emotional, and early academic skills of four-year-old children. The importance and impact of 4K has grown based upon recent studies indicating that early childhood investments such as… Read more »

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Episode 59

Competency-Based Learning

Aired on: February 10th, 2015

Ray McNulty is one of the nation’s leading experts in, and advocates for, competency-based learning. Instead of mastering skills through memorization and testing, competency-based learning allows students to achieve at their own pace, in addition to incorporating growth experiences outside the classroom, such as volunteering for a civic organization. According to McNulty, expanding opportunities for… Read more »

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Episode 58

Using Social Media to Engage Learners

Aired on: January 20th, 2015

Student engagement is a challenging issue for all classroom instructors. Because the world outside operates at “warp speed” compared to the pace in the classroom, students tend to “power down” at the start of the school day. In this Using Social Media to Engage Learners webcast, literacy and social media experts Bill Kist and Patrick… Read more »

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Episode 57

Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies

Aired on: December 9th, 2014

Over the past three decades, researchers and organizations have sought to identify those factors that put students at risk of dropping out of high school. As we become familiar with dropout risk factors, it has also become clear that we need to determine the best strategies to reduce or eliminate the risks. Although numerous evaluations… Read more »

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Episode 56

Reaching and Teaching the Reluctant Learner

Aired on: November 11th, 2014

Judith Ann Pauley and Joseph Pauley of Process Communications, Inc., are regarded nationally and internationally for their effective, research-based approaches to dropout prevention. In a follow up to their presentation at the 26th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, the Pauleys will provide additional insights on establishing positive relationships with students, and how to motivate… Read more »

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