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 33

School Climate: Why Is It Important?

Aired on: January 10th, 2012

Participants will be exploring the importance of school climate in dropout prevention and school improvement. School climate is the quality and character of school life.  It is reflected in the values, norms, beliefs and behaviors of students and adults engaged in education.  Research consistently demonstrates the impact of school climate on student development and performance… Read more »

Episode 32

CTE: Key to Education Reform, Preparing the Future Workforce

Aired on: May 10th, 2011

In this program, you will learn how Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays a role in dropout prevention and school reform. Listeners will hear how CTE provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the career pathway of their choice. Resources: Presentation Slides  Bottoms, G. (2008).  A Vision for High Schools: Joining Academic… Read more »

Episode 31

Dropout Prevention Through Data and Assessment Literacy

Aired on: April 12th, 2011

Data-driven decision making and data-driven instruction can be overwhelming for all educators, already stretched with all the challenges they face in their schools and classrooms each day. Yet knowledge and a real understanding of the different kinds of data—and it’s not just standardized tests—can help educators become the creators of the significant, student-centered learning at-risk… Read more »

Episode 30

Project-Based Learning: A Working Model for Student Engagement

Aired on: March 8th, 2011

Angela Wall, an instructor at Wayne Community College, and one of her students, Bernard Green, will explain to listeners what Project-Based Learning (PBL) is, why students benefit from it, how teachers can use it, and how to avoid pitfalls. The presenters will provide enough resources for teachers so they can conduct their own project. A… Read more »

Episode 29

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: What Does PBIS Have to Do With Prevention?

Aired on: February 8th, 2011

Establishing an effective positive schoolwide climate or culture is an important element of a successful prevention effort. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is one prevention approach that emphasizes the adoption and implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions to establish a positive school culture and enhance academic and social success for all students. In this webcast,… Read more »

Episode 28

Professional Learning Communities: An Infrastructure for Dropout Prevention and School Improvement

Aired on: November 9th, 2010

Professional learning communities (PLCs) is a term used with some regularity in describing teacher work groups in schools. In the next webcast, we will learn from experts from SEDL in Austin, Texas, what is and is not a professional learning community. Listeners will also be able to determine how schools that operate as PLCs use… Read more »

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 »

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