Solutions to the Dropout Crisis
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Graduation and Collaboration Coaches: Working Effectively Together
Presented by Laura Brown and Fran Bay
- Learn how Graduation and Collaboration Coaches have contributed to an increase in Georgia's graduation rate.
- Learn about the roles of these Graduation and Collaboration Coaches.
This radio webcast will address a framework for dropout prevention that has been effective in Georgia-the state's Graduation Coach program provides early intervention services to students at risk for dropping out of school. The state's graduation rate has increased from 72.3% in 2007 to 75.4% in 2008 - a record high for Georgia. This 3.1% rate increase represents 8,277 additional graduates for the 2007-2008 school year. Additionally, the state's dropout rate decreased from 4.1% to 3.7%. Georgia also funds Collaboration Coaches to assist middle and high schools in developing supports for students with disabilities. Schools implement strategies for engaging students academically and behaviorally as well as focusing on affective needs.
Information about this free webcast and a list of resources, including a PowerPoint, are available now at www.dropoutprevention.org/webcast. Registration is not necessary. Any questions? Call 864-656-2580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson University in partnership with Clemson Radio Productions, and with the generous support of Penn Foster.