October 12 Rural Dropout Prevention Webinar
On October 12, the US Department of Educationand Jobs for the Future will host a webinar on Rural Dropout Prevention. Foundations may want to share this learning opportunity with their local education agencies because the session is designed for district and school leaders (superintendent, principals, key district staff, and intervention partners or program staff).
UTILIZING THE VILLAGE
Using Early Warning Indicators and Interventions to Help Rural Students Succeed in School
October 12, 2012 from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm EDT
- Robert Balfanz, Everyone Graduates Center
- Joseph Barrow Jr., Superintendent, Ware County, GA
- Mark Willoughby, Director of Schools, Dekalb County, TN
- Julie Turner, School Improvement Specialist, Dothan, AL
Join the U.S. Department of Education and Jobs for the Future for this exciting event. This webinar is the second in a series on rural dropout prevention and recovery sponsored by the Department. Dr. Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University will discuss the unique needs of rural communities in setting up Early Warning Systems to identify students who may fall off-track for promotion or graduation. Several district leaders will showcase effective interventions to help struggling middle and high school students get back on a path to school success. These highlighted interventions will include whole-school approaches, targeted supports for struggling students, and more intensive interventions. Participants will also have an opportunity to pose questions and share prevention/intervention best practices with peers.
Participants will come away from the session with:
- New ideas and resources for setting up early warning systems in rural communities—such as how to select data proxies; aggregate and share information with school staff; and organize for intervention at the school level.
- Information and resources describing how to set up early intervention strategies that are cost sensitive and easily implemented in rural districts.
- Examples of practices that are working well to support students in rural communities across the country.
To register for this free event please visit: http://ruraldropoutprevention.weebly.com/webinar-two.html
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Please note this is a first-come, first-serve event. The webinar room accommodates 200 on the day of the event so register early and log in on time to ensure your space. A recording will be available after the event for anyone who is unable to attend.