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Practice Guide Addresses Pandemic’s Effect on At-Risk Students, Schools, and Graduation Rates

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Anderson, SC (March 22, 2021)—In response to the pandemic’s effect on at-risk students, schools, and graduation rates, the National Dropout Prevention Center, a division of Successful Practices Network, announces the release of The Pandemic’s Effect on At-Risk Students, Schools, and Graduation Rates. The practice guide addresses pandemic-related issues and identifies opportunities for schools and districts… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Awards Nation’s First Trauma-Skilled School Certification to South Carolina Alternative Program

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Lynn Dunlap National Dropout Prevention Center Phone: 864-280-2532 Email: ldunlap@dropoutprevention.org School District of Greenville County Alternative Program Completes Certification During National Dropout Prevention Month Anderson, SC (October 27, 2020)—The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) is pleased to award the nation’s first certification in the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model to… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources for Schools and Teachers During School Closings

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Anderson, SC (March 24, 2020) — School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times. As an overview to the current… Read more »

Practice Guide for Improving Alternative Schools Issued by National Dropout Prevention Center

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Offers clear and actionable process for school leaders for improving graduation rates of alternative schools  Anderson, SC—(February 10, 2020)—The National Dropout Prevention Center announces the release of a new guide for improving the effectiveness and the graduation rates of alternative schools. This practice guide offers a clear and actionable process and guiding questions that school… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Announces Nation’s First Trauma-Skilled Specialist

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Melisa Sandoval of Westminster Public Schools in Colorado Earns Certification Anderson, SC—(December 18, 2019)—The National Dropout Prevention Center, a division of Successful Practices Network, announces the nation’s first graduate of the Trauma-Skilled Specialist certification program. Melisa Sandoval, Support Director of Social Emotional Learning and Student Agency for Westminster Public Schools in Westminster, Colorado, completed the… Read more »

National Dropout Prevention Center Releases Online Courses in Trauma for Educators

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Anderson, SC–The National Dropout Prevention Center has released five online courses and a series of Trauma-Skilled Schools Institutes to help educators better meet the needs of trauma-impacted students and to meet state and local training needs. Many states and local school districts are recommending or mandating trauma training and an efficient and cost-effective way to… Read more »

33 Years of Dropout Prevention – Have We Been Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder of ICLE and an internationally known speaker on the importance of preparing our graduates with the skills needed for the future workforce, Ray McNulty, President of Successful Practices Network and the National Dropout Prevention Center, and Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center, coauthored an Op-ed asking if… Read more »

Trauma-Skilled Certification Programs Announced by National Dropout Prevention Center

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification and Trauma-Skilled School Certification Address Skills Gap  Anderson, SC—(April 23, 2019)—The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), a division of Successful Practices Network, announces two new certification programs, the Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification for individual educators and the Trauma-Skilled School Certification for schools and/or school districts. Both programs address the growing need for educators and… Read more »

Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations Model Addresses Strong Links Between Childhood Trauma, School Violence, Truancy, Low Grades, and Dropping Out of School Anderson, SC (October 24, 2018)—In response to an alarming rise in the number of students who have experienced trauma and mental health issues and who do not succeed… Read more »