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Pew Partnership Seeking Participants for New Dropout Prevention Wiki

Tim Emmert from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change emailed me last week to see if some NCDDers might be interested in participating on their new dropout prevention wiki. The Pew Partnership is recruiting people who have a special interest/involvement in dropout prevention issues ranging from crime to alternative education, and is happy to work with volunteers to get them up-to-speed with the workings of wikis. As you probably know, wikis are websites that users can add to, edit, or remove info from.

The Pew Partnership’s new wiki is an effort to foster dialogue among people committed to the idea that a high school diploma means everything to both individuals and communities. With categories ranging from alternative education to incentives, from literacy clubs to mentorship, and from parenting education to teen pregnancy, this resource offers numerous opportunities for users to learn from, and contribute to, dialogue on this pressing issue.

Issue areas include:

  * Ability Grouping vs. Cooperative Learning
  * Absenteeism
  * Alternative Education
  * Authoritative Parenting
  * Classroom Instruction
  * Crime
  * Early Warning System
  * Effect of Incentives on Dropouts
  * Family Literacy and Dropout Prevention
  * Graduation Counts
  * Improving Schools: What Dropouts Say
  * Literacy Clubs for At-Risk Girls
  * Mentorship Program Design
  * Middle School Archive Project
  * Parenting Education
  * Programs for Minority Students
  * School-Based Case Management
  * School Size and Dropout Rate
  * Resource Management
  * Teen Pregnancy
  * Therapeutic Recreation
  * Transition Programs
  * Vocational Training
  * Youth Employment

Go to www.learningtofinish.org/doku.php?id=case_studies#alternative_education to read more about each of these categories.

The Pew Partnership for Civic Change is a civic research organization that provides consulting and program support to communities, governments, foundations, and nonprofit agencies. They help clients identify and implement solutions and strategies crucial to making communities stronger.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, email Tim Emmert at emmert@pew-partnership.org.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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