This program comes to you as a public service of the National Dropout Prevention Center. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, covering a variety of topics related to dropout prevention efforts. Solutions to the Dropout Crisis has been sponsored by K12 Inc., Fuel Education, Penn Foster, and Clemson University Broadcast Productions. View a full list of episodes.

Episode 102

Connect: NY Trauma Informed Education

Aired on: September 30th, 2019

Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center, recently participated in a panel discussion with host Susan Arbetter of PBS affiliate WCNY, that explores incorporating trauma-informed practices into the classroom, why trauma is affecting more children, and looks at the skills educators are adopting to help them cope. Watch Dr. Addis on Connect:… Read More »

Episode 101

Increasing Support Systems for High Potential At-Risk Learners in Rural Areas

Aired on: September 11th, 2018

Gifted and high potential learners attending rural schools are often isolated and underserved. What can be done to prepare educators, istrators, families, and communities to recognize and respond to the unique needs of these at-risk students? In this webcast, representatives of the Minnesota Department of Education will discuss Project North Star, a federal research grant… Read More »

Episode 100

The Use of Student Attendance to Build Districtwide Trauma-Informed Care

Aired on: August 14th, 2018

Join Solutions to the Dropout Crisis in exploring the systems and processes implemented by the East Central Independent School District (ISD) in San Antonio, TX, on their road to becoming a trauma-informed district. Because many of the students in the district are beyond at risk, East Central ISD adopted a districtwide approach to meet students’… Read More »

Episode 99

Reintroducing Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine

Aired on: July 10th, 2018

Join Solutions to the Dropout Crisis as Marty Duckenfield introduces Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine, a 30-minute series created to complement the National Dropout Prevention Center’s hour-long free professional development webcasts Solutions to the Dropout Crisis. This webcast reintroduces two Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine episodes, each hosted by NDPC Director Dr. Sandy Addis and available for download in separate… Read More »

Episode 98

Using SEL Skills to Identify At-Risk Students & Improve Academic Success

Aired on: May 8th, 2018

Join Dr. Scott Solberg as he discusses how students’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)skills can help identify at-risk students and how strengthening those skills can increase resilience and serve as an effective dropout prevention strategy while also increasing college and career readiness. Dr. Solberg discusses six resiliency skills successful students need, including placing value on… Read More »

Episode 97

The Arts as a Strategy to Keep Kids in School

Aired on: April 10th, 2018

Too often educators and policymakers see arts education and dropout prevention as two separate issues. This webinar explores the causes of the disconnect between arts education and dropout prevention and offers strategies for a more integrated approach or alignment of these efforts. The webcast is a conversation with guest Mark Slavkin, a national leader in… Read More »

Episode 96

Warrior Excelerators: Catch Them Early and Catch Them UP!

Aired on: March 13th, 2018

Join Dr. Michelle Bivens and Mrs. Courtney Beard as they present an exciting dropout prevention program being implemented in Pontotoc, MS. Designed for students one to two years behind academically, the Warrior Excelerators program includes students based on school principal recommendations; teacher conversations; student grades, attendance, willingness, and dedication; and family buy in. Participants in… Read More »

Episode 95

Transforming Policy, Hearts, and Minds: The Story of L.A.’s Student Recovery Day

Aired on: February 13th, 2018

Join Dr. Emily Hernandez and Steve Zimmer as they discuss the history and success of Los Angeles’ Student Recovery Day. The program focuses on recovery and reengagement, identification of and outreach to at-risk students, assessments of their needs, identification of available resources, referrals to identified community partnerships, academic support, and alternative options case management and… Read More »

Episode 94

Attendance Insights: Results of Investing in a Systematic Approach

Aired on: January 9th, 2018

It has been said that 80% of success in life is showing up.  Join our January Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast as we examine how putting that premise into practice helped reduce the dropout rates for Val Verde Unified School District in Val Verde, CA.  Guests Erica Peterson and Dr. Gary Roughton will share… Read More »

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