South Dakota Department of Education

I will be delivering two sessions in South Dakota for the South Dakota Department of Education and the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative, Transition Services Project.  September 22 in Sioux Falls and September 24 in Rapid City.

I will be speaking on the Topic:  Helping Students Graduate:  Tools and Strategies to Prevent Student Dropouts.

Today, almost one-third of our K-12 students never graduate – increasing the likelihood of their imprisonment, single parenthood, poverty and the use of alcohol and drugs.

Using the 15 effective strategies developed by the National Dropout Prevention Center and tools developed as “best practices” by some of America’s outstanding schools and programs, workshop participants will not only learn what to do but how to aid at-risk youth to graduate.