The Model Programs Database showcases exemplary programs in dropout prevention, based on the research-based 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. Broadcast monthly, Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast explores professional development topics related to dropout prevention. Access over 100 archived broadcasts online. The National Dropout Prevention Center also offers selected research reports and papers at no cost.
Founded on the research-based 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention, dropout prevention specialist certification verifies participant knowledge and expertise of at-risk youth issues and strategies for improving graduation rates.
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A team of experts will train and guide your team to analyze your school/district data and circumstances to develop and implement research-based dropout prevention plans during a customized Diploma Planning Institute (DPI).
Data-based on-site assessments of existing dropout prevention practices provide school/district leaders with reports of effectiveness and recommendations for modifications to improve graduation rates during a Program Assessment and Review (PAR).
The Diploma-Minded Principal (DMP) presents a full-day professional learning workshop designed to help school leaders create conditions conducive for success. The workshop addresses the concepts, mindsets, attitudes, behaviors, and skills that system-level leaders must master to lead significant graduation rate improvement.
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The National Dropout Prevention Center has created 16 online courses, one for each strategy and an overview course. Courses can be used to explore just one topic or to earn credits towards becoming a Certified Specialist. NDPC offers a wide range of national, regional, and special topic conferences addressing all facets of the dropout prevention issue. Here is a list of our past and upcoming conferences.