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 93

Dropout Prevention Through Career and College Readiness

Aired on: December 12th, 2017

Join Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center/ Network (NDPC/N), as host and Mr. Tommy Stephens, NDPC/N Project Leader, as cohost as they discuss college and career readiness and its implications for dropout prevention. Guests interviews include representatives of successful college and career readiness programs from schools in three states, including a… Read more »

Episode 92

Ensuring All Students Succeed: The Imperative for a Learning Supports Framework

Aired on: November 14th, 2017

As the Carnegie Council Task Force on Education of Young Adolescents (1989) stressed, “While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge.” For all students to have the opportunity to succeed, what has to be done in schools to… Read more »

Episode 91

Student Voice, Straight Talk, and a Culture of Hope

Aired on: October 10th, 2017

What happens when warning systems point to barriers outside of the school’s control—barriers such as transiency, family changes, poverty, immigration, addiction, mental health? In this webcast, participants will learn how one Georgia high school is leveraging community partnerships, as well as state and federal resources, to holistically meet the academic, social/emotional, and family needs of… Read more »

Episode 90

Coalition of Caring: Developing a Trauma-Sensitive School Culture

Aired on: September 12th, 2017

Join our presenter as he discusses the community of learners approach he and an urban high school team of concerned educators and mental health professionals followed as they set out on a journey to address the toxic stress levels of students in their school. The presenter will share the resources and research the team compiled,… Read more »

Episode 89

A School and Police Department Partnership

Aired on: August 8th, 2017

Join presenters from Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and the Fountain Police Department, both located in Colorado, as they discuss their pioneering proactive model partnership that focuses on the whole child and the whole community in an effort to increase school safety. The partnership is committed to directly support school safety by creating positive law… Read more »

Episode 88

Creating a Trauma-Informed Care School

Aired on: July 11th, 2017

Join presenters from Pueblo, Colorado, in a discussion that explores the clinical framework behind how the human brain processes trauma, how an understanding of this framework can be leveraged by those who work with at-risk students to help those students succeed, and how one Colorado school with a high percentage of at-risk students realized success… Read more »

Episode 87

Talking Student Engagement

Aired on: June 13th, 2017

Student engagement is an effective approach to dropout prevention that aligns with the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network’s 15 Effective Strategies. This webcast defines student engagement, shares research demonstrating the positive impacts on students, identifies conditions needed for schools to support student engagement, and provides specific strategies that can be integrated into classrooms and identifies corresponding… Read more »

Episode 86

Reducing Dropout Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Aired on: May 9th, 2017

Our American society is more diverse now and the numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students is on the increase. A National Center for Education Statistics 2014 estimate (Education Week, 2014) has minority schoolchildren making up approximately 50.3% of school enrollment. This means that the culturally and linguistically diverse student who used to be in the minority… Read more »

Episode 85

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

Aired on: April 11th, 2017

Gifted and high potential learners attending rural schools are often isolated and underserved. What can be done to prepare educators, administrators, 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 »