New Webinar: High School Graduation Coaches in Rural Dropout Prevention

Webinar Date: September 17, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

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About the Webinar: 

This webinar will examine how rural schools are using graduation coaches to help students earn a high school diploma. Guest presenters will share strategies and lessons learned from three programs including an initiative from Georgia that was adapted for use in rural school systems in Canada.

After participating in the webinar, participants will:

  1. Understand the rationale for and advantages of graduation coach programs as dropout prevention tools.
  2. Be aware of the various graduation coach models and structures.
  3. Understand the contextual challenges that make graduation coach programs both valuable in rural environments and challenging to implement.
  4. Know about specific examples of graduation coach programs and models in rural schools and in schools serving tribal populations.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Sandy Addis
Director, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
Kim Wagner
Dropout Prevention Coordinator, Randolph County, North Carolina
Allison Mosley
Student Advocate Specialist, Wheatmore High School, RandolphCounty, North Carolina
Francisco Ramirez
Education Program Specialist, US Department of Education
Pamela Sparklingeyes
Director of Aboriginal Learning Services, Edmonton, Alberta


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This webinar is produced by the Manhattan Strategy Group with funds from the U.S. Department of Education’s High School Graduation Initiative program. For questions about the webinar or if you are in need of technical assistance, contact Logan Connor at

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