The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention

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Aired on: February 26th, 2008

3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

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Steven W. Edwards

Steven Edwards successfully implemented numerous programs to improve student performance during his 16-year tenure as a school administrator. During his 31-year professional career, he has published numerous articles on school reform and is co-author of the book, The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention: Seven Key Principles. He has been a professor in the Graduate School of Educational Leadership at the George Washington University and has worked with school districts nationally and internationally in various educational reform efforts and leadership development.

This Week's Topic

Tune in for the first radio Webcast produced by Clemson Radio Productions in partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson University. This live radio call-in program, broadcast over the Internet, is an opportunity for you to learn from and ask questions of a national expert in dropout prevention solutions.

Dr. Steven W. Edwards will discuss the Seven Key Principles that will provide principals with low-cost yet effective ways to encourage all students to stay in school. Based on his latest publication, The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention: Seven Key Principles, the live discussion will center on solutions that can be implemented immediately. While focused on the principal’s role, the program will hold interest for teachers, parents, and community members.


Presentation Slides pdf.

Kronick, R. F. (1997).  At-Risk Youth: Theory, Practice, Reform.

University of Minnesota College of Education (2010).  Check and Connect.

National Education Association. (2008).

The National High School Center(2010).

Edwards, S., & Edwards, R. (2007).  The Principal’s Role in Dropout Prevention: Seven Key PrinciplesEffective Strategies.

U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (2008).  What Works Clearinghouse: Dropout Prevention. (2008).