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 87

Talking Student Engagement

Aired on: June 13th, 2017

Student engagement is an effective approach to dropout prevention that aligns with the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network’s 15 Effective Strategies. This webcast defines student engagement, shares research demonstrating the positive impacts on students, identifies conditions needed for schools to support student engagement, and provides specific strategies that can be integrated into classrooms and identifies corresponding… Read more »

Episode 86

Reducing Dropout Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Aired on: May 9th, 2017

Our American society is more diverse now and the numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students is on the increase. A National Center for Education Statistics 2014 estimate (Education Week, 2014) has minority schoolchildren making up approximately 50.3% of school enrollment. This means that the culturally and linguistically diverse student who used to be in the minority… Read more »

Episode 85

Increasing Support Systems for High-Potential At-Risk Learners in Rural Areas

Aired on: April 11th, 2017

Gifted and high potential learners attending rural schools are often isolated and underserved. What can be done to prepare educators, administrators, families, and communities to recognize and respond to the unique needs of these at-risk students? In this webcast, representatives of the Minnesota Department of Education will discuss Project North Star, a federal research grant… Read more »

Episode 84

Approaching Teacher Retention the Call Me MiSTER ® Way

Aired on: March 14th, 2017

How can retention rates for new teachers be increased, allowing for that all-important sense of continuity all students need to maintain the degree of engagement in school that leads to increased graduation rates?  Join Solutions to the Dropout Crisis as Dr. Roy Jones discusses the impact and success of Call Me MiSTER® (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective… Read more »

Episode 83

Introducing Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine

Aired on: February 14th, 2017

Join Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast host Marty Duckenfield as she introduces Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine, a 30-minute series created to complement the National Dropout Center/Network’s hour-long free professional development webcast Solutions to the Dropout Crisis. Marty introduces two Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine episodes, each hosted by NDPC/N Director Dr…. Read more »

Episode 82

“Alternative Education: ‘Setting a Trend, Breaking a Trend’”

Aired on: January 10th, 2017

Director Randolph Dillingham and 1SG Rodney McCullough discuss the model for the Anderson County Alternative School (ACAS) in South Carolina. Since 1996, ACAS has established itself as a place where students in grades 6-12, some of whom have been expelled or removed from public school or have been court ordered to attend, can get back… Read more »

Episode 81

A Systems Approach to Dropout Prevention

Aired 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 »

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 »

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 »

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

fueled_200 clemson_150 k12_100