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.

Episode 27

Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor’s Role in Dropout Prevention

Aired on: October 12th, 2010

How can elected officials, in particular mayors, be engaged in dropout prevention? What can school officials and citizens do to engage their elected officials? Dropout prevention is everyone’s responsibility. This webcast will focus on how communities can mobilize around a comprehensive dropout prevention planning process and how citizens and school leaders can engage their mayors… Read more »

Episode 26

Family Involvement Makes a Difference

Aired on: September 14th, 2010

In this broadcast, Pat Davenport, Chief Executive Officer of Families And Schools Together Inc. will address parent involvement in schools. She will talk about the importance of family involvement and highlight several key research findings about parent involvement. Davenport will  describe the various types of parent involvement and will feature a  multi-faceted evidence based program named FAST.  It was developed… Read more »

Episode 25

Successful Summers: The Role of High-Quality Summer Learning in High School Completion

Aired on: June 8th, 2010

How young people spend their time during the summer months has a proven effect on academic achievement, graduation rates, and preparation for college. The mission of the National Summer Learning Association is to connect and equip schools and community organizations to deliver quality summer learning programs to our nation’s youth to help close the achievement… Read more »

Episode 24

Lessons From the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

Aired on: May 11th, 2010

All children are valuable; none is expendable. But the fact is U.S. high schools lose more than one third of their students before graduation, and the cumulative impact of this attrition affects every person. But, schools can increase their “holding power” by transforming how they recognize students’ inherent value, their contributions, and their potential significance… Read more »

Episode 23

School Climate Through Students’ Eyes

Aired on: April 13th, 2010

Dr. William Preble and some of his student leaders will share the work that they have been doing to improve school climate and learning. They will show the importance of inviting disengaged students to serve as school climate experts and school leaders in the SafeMeasures School Climate Improvement Process. They will also share examples of… Read more »

Episode 22

Building the Foundation for School Success: Introducing The Parent-Child Home Program

Aired on: March 16th, 2010

Preparing children to enter school with the cognitive and social-emotional skills they need to be successful students is critical to bridging the achievement gap. The Parent-Child Home Program, a school readiness program replicated in communities across the country, successfully prepares two- and three-year-olds to enter school ready to learn. Working with parents and children together,… Read more »

Episode 21

Promoting Powerful Professional Learning to Advance Student Achievement

Aired on: February 16th, 2010

The National Staff Development Council’s (NSDC) purpose calls for improving student learning by ensuring every educator engages in effective professional learning every day. Examine the vision and definition NSDC advocates to achieve this purpose. Review how nationally supported standards for staff development support professional development planning. Consider five leadership strategies and many resources to guide… Read more »

Episode 20

Making the Connection: Advanced Technological Education and Dropout Prevention

Aired on: January 12th, 2010

Often overlooked, a dropout prevention partner in your neighborhood is your local two-year technical or community college. More specifically, those two-year colleges who work with the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program will definitely have programs and resources you can use and a desire to share them. The ATE program is designed to… Read more »

Episode 19

Service-Learning: A Dropout Prevention Strategy and MORE!

Aired on: December 3rd, 2009

Real, relevant, engaging – an excellent formula for students to move toward success. How does service-learning bring together best teaching strategies to create authentic education, provide meaning and purpose, and motivate youth to be involved? And why do these elements keep our youth in school and move them from surviving to thriving? Across this country,… 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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