Sponsorship Enables Increased Awareness of Dropout Prevention Programs and Policies
Clemson, S.C. (April 20, 2016) The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) is pleased to announce that K12, Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, is now sponsoring Solutions to the Dropout Crisis, a television format webcast that delivers practical strategies for graduation rate improvement to educators across the nation.
K12’s sponsorship will upgrade the Solutions webcast format to provide more comprehensive coverage, helping to increase awareness of dropout prevention programs and policies. Since it began 71 episodes ago, the weekly, hour-long Solutions webcast has originated from studios at Clemson University. With K12’s sponsorship, Solutions will change to a news magazine format, filming at locations nationwide, allowing for dynamic, onsite coverage of some of the most important issues in education today.
“While Solutions to the Dropout Crisis has always been well-respected as a professional development tool to share successful strategies and best practices, we expect the revitalized format and on-site filming opportunities to ignite additional interest in the webcasts,” notes Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the NDPC/N. “That, in turn, will allow the NDPC/N to further promote awareness of successful programs and policies related to dropout prevention.”
“We are proud to support this important effort to reach more viewers and educators across the nation on improving graduation rates. The Solutions program is an excellent platform for K12 to support NDPC/Ns mission which is closely aligned to our own to put students first in everything we do to maximize their potential to learn and achieve,” says Stuart Udell, Chief Executive Officer of K12 Inc. “This sponsorship will allow our two organizations to work in tandem to create meaningful opportunities that will enrich the lives of children across the country.”
Mr. Udell is a current member of the NDPN Board of Directors and past chair of the NDPN Board.
Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and covers a variety of topics related to dropout prevention efforts. Archived webcasts are available at www.dropoutprevention.org.
About the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N)
Established in 1986 with a mission to reduce dropout rates, the NDPC/N shares solutions for student success and dropout prevention through its clearinghouse function, active research and evaluation projects, publications, and a variety of professional development activities and conferences. The organizations websitewww.dropoutprevention.orgis the nations leading resource in providing effective, research-based solutions to engaging students and reducing dropout. The NDPC/N is housed in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s award winning curriculum serves more than 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of educators with the nation’s largest network of K-12 online school teachers, providing instruction, academic services and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through school districts and public and private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
For Additional Information Contact:
Lynn Dunlap, Director of Public Information
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network