Atlanta, GA, November 3 - 6, 2013
Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs), and Communities in Schools of Georgia.
The National Dropout Prevention Center and Network announced the inauguration of the NDPC Fellows Program. The Fellows program will expand in the next 12 months to include a NDPN Practitioner Fellows program. Those individuals selected for NDPN Practitioner Fellows will provide the practical outreach through the Network, based on the NDPC Fellow’s research findings and their own work in dropout prevention efforts at the local level. Read On →
Clemson University press release: National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson names 11 Fellows.
It all began a quarter of a century ago. Led by South Carolinian Esther Ferguson, a group of concerned citizens known as The National Dropout Prevention Fund gathered in New York City to discuss the issue of school dropouts. These business and community leaders soon found that there was no place to turn for information about this gnawing problem.
Interviews with NDPC/N Board members.
Link to 11 newly released School Climate Practice Briefs for Implementation and Sustainability, which present the latest in research and best practice for effective school climate reform. Dr. Beth P. Reynolds, our Executive Director, and Ms. Marty Duckenfield, our Public Information Director, coauthored one of these briefs, School Climate and Dropout Prevention. Mr. Terry Pickeral, NDPC Research Fellow, coauthored another brief, School Climate and Shared Leadership.
This study, conducted by NDPC/N, and sponsored by Communities In Schools Inc., finds that there are multiple risk factors which increase the likelihood that students will drop out. The evidence clearly shows that dropout is always the result of a long process of disengagement that sometimes begins before the child enrolls in kindergarten. The report also provides information on 50 programs that were found to be effective in addressing these risk factors.
Creating a Sense of Place and Belonging: How to Meet the Emotional and Affective Needs of K-12 Students
by Stegelin, D. A., & Bailey, B. N.
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is pleased to offer this publication at a reduced price. This publication presents the case for properly serving the emotional needs of students by creating a sense of place and belonging for our diverse student population. Order yours today!