Ray McNulty, Dean of the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University to Guest on National Dropout Prevention Center/Network’s Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Webcast

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

CLEMSON, SC (February 2, 2015) — Ray McNulty, Dean of the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University, will discuss Competency-Based Learning as a guest on the February 10, 2015, episode of Solutions to the Dropout Crisis, produced by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) and Clemson Broadcast Productions.

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis features national experts in the area of school dropout prevention, intervention, reentry, and recovery. Hosted by Marty Duckenfield, the professional development webcast provides audiences with actionable, research-based practices shown to be effective in schools and communities to prevent dropout. Solutions airs at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Tuesday of each month.

McNulty is a nationally renowned educator and education advocate dedicated to improving and reinventing our nation’s high schools. Competency-based learning encourages students to achieve and learn at their own pace, in addition to incorporating growth experiences outside the classroom.

“This style of learning is becoming increasingly relevant and critical to students’ educational success,” said McNulty. “Expanding opportunities for students to learn and to share with others what they’ve learned increases student engagement and helps reduce the incidence of dropout,” he added.

Upcoming Solutions webcasts (subject to change) will address the importance of early childhood education, effective classroom management tools for students exhibiting disruptive behavior, and how family engagement in the learning process positively impacts graduation rates, according to Duckenfield.

“We’re very excited to have such an impressive slate of national experts and topics in the coming months,” said Duckenfield. “Their participation in Solutions and sharing of their research will enable our viewers to learn and have a positive impact on dropout prevention.”

Viewers can catch live Solutions episodes and past shows by visiting the NDPC/N webcasts or via ClemsonTV at the Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Archive.

The NDPC/N, in partnership with Clemson Broadcast Productions, has been broadcasting Solutions since 2008, first as a radio webcast, and now in a TV format. Founded in 1986 and headquartered on the Clemson University campus in Clemson, South Carolina, the NDPC/N provides research and evidence-based effective solutions that can be utilized by schools, districts, and communities in the effort to decrease dropout and increase graduation rates nationally.

ClemsonTV is an Internet-based, centralized video portal that features live programming as well as recorded and prepackaged video content. The purpose of ClemsonTV is to showcase the tradition, excellence, and impact of Clemson University through high-quality live and recorded video content. It will allow members of the campus community to showcase and bring visibility to their scholastic achievements and discoveries not only to the rest of campus but also to a broader statewide and global audience.

For Additional Information Contact:
Mark Cheatham
Public Information Director
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
phone: (864) 656-4139
email: mrc2@clemson.edu