The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) and ClemsonTV Establish New Partnership to Increase Audience for Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Webcast


CLEMSON, SC – The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) at Clemson University and ClemsonTV have announced a new collaborative partnership to increase the webcast audience for NDPC/N’s long-playing professional learning series, Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

UPDATE: This program, originally scheduled for a January 13th airing, has been postponed due to inclement weather at the out-of-state studio. The new air date will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Please join us for this rescheduled program.

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis, which features national experts in the area of school dropout prevention, intervention, and recovery, airs at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Tuesday of each month. The long-running and well-received educational series is hosted by Marty Duckenfield. The January webcast, postponed until January 20 due to inclement weather, will feature NDPC Research Fellow Dr. Patrick O’Connor and Dr. William Kist, both of Kent State University, who will discuss “Using Social Media to Engage Learners.” The O’Connor and Kist webcast will be the first Solutions episode available on both ClemsonTV and the NDPC Web site. Audiences may tune in to Solutions at or via ClemsonTV at (click on Solutions). Starting with this episode, programs will also be archived on both ClemsonTV and NDPC/N Web sites.

“We are pleased that the audience for this program, which reaches educators, community members, and legislators from all across the country, will grow with this partnership,” said Dr. Sandy Addis, Interim Executive Director of NDPC/N. “Reducing the nation’s dropout numbers and engaging students in completing their high school education is critical to the well-being of the nation. The successful strategies that educators and experts are sharing on Solutions are designed to best meet the challenge of reducing dropout and increasing graduation rates.”

ClemsonTV is an Internet-based, centralized video portal that features live programming as well as recorded and pre-packaged 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.

The NDPC/N has been broadcasting Solutions since 2008, first as a radio webcast, in partnership with Clemson Broadcast Productions, and now in a TV format.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered 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 increase graduation rates nationally and provide support to at-risk youth.

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