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Dropout Prevention Strategies


December 27 and December 28, 2012

Wisconsin Channel


REL Midwest hosted this event in collaboration with Wisconsin Public Television. Presenters discussed the current research related to dropout prevention, and a moderated panel discussion focuses on efforts that schools administrators, teachers, and parents can make to identify students at risk of dropping out. Taped with an in-studio audience on December 18, 2012, the program provides practical resources and highlights initiatives established by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.




Susan Therriault, Ed.D.

Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Steve Fernan

Assistant Director of Student Services/Prevention and Wellness, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Sally Schultz

Director of Innovative and Alternative Education, Madison Metropolitan School District


Related Resources


Dynarski, J., Clarke, L., Cobb, B., Finn, J., Rumberger, R., & Smink, J. (2008). Dropout prevention: A practice guide (NCEE #2008-4025). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. (2012a). Every child a graduate, college and career ready. Retrieved from


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. (2012b). Wisconsin graduation summit: Every child a graduate. Retrieved from