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Dropout Prevention Event Additional Resources

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References from the Live Summit

School’s Out: America’s Dropout Crisis
Quality Matters Powerpoint Slideshow
Quiet Storm (Gallup Student Poll) Slideshow
Stop the Drop Speaker - Martha Reichrath Powerpoint Slideshow
Stop the Drop Speaker - Joanna Fox Slideshow
Understanding the Continuum of Youth Involvement
Student Development, Leadership and Voice: Reframing the Conversation
Tips for Shared Learning Among Youth and Adults

Resources for Parents

Dropout prevention clips for parents: Supporting your child's education
Visit to hear advice from celebrities and discover tips, tools, and techniques to discovering your career and training for it, too.

Own Tomorrow, Preparing for Your Future
Featuring the Perspective of U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

Resources for Teachers

Dropout prevention clips for teachers:
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Response to Intervention
Problem Solving: An Every-Ed Initiative
Problem Solving: High School Level Consideration
Student-Led Conferences
Building Partnerships with Students and Parents

Career Exploration for Students

Questions to Ask Yourself
How to Find a Job and a Career
Discovery Education presents a unique collection of career video clips, learning activities, and related content for grades K-12. Organized by discipline, the resources found here highlight the connections among science, technology, engineering, and math.

Own Tomorrow, Preparing for Your Future
Featuring the Perspective of U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

Ways To Help:

  1. Begin crucial communication early by checking in with your child and his teachers regularly.
  2. Talk to your children about career possibilities and the education that career would provide.
  3. Mentor a student. Check with local non-profits in your community.
  4. Advocate for education in your community.
  5. Encourage teachers in your school system.
  6. Sponsor a career day for Juniors and Seniors in high school.
  7. Contact school board members and principals and let them know that high school retention is important to you.
  8. Volunteer as a tutor.
  9. Help a student apply for college and financial aid.
  10. Share this website to spread the message.