This event featured a presentation by Ruth Curran Neild, Ph.D., Commissioner, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences (IES), who discussed her research on dropout prevention and the recommendations from the IES Practice Guide titled, Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide, and how they apply to dropout initiatives in Michigan. Mindee O’Cummings, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, REL Midwest Dropout Prevention Research Alliance, American Institutes for Research, moderated a panel discussion among educators working on dropout initiatives. The panelists reacted to Dr. Curran Neild’s presentation and described the dropout prevention programs at their organizations, highlighting successes, challenges, and lessons learned from their own work. The morning's keynote and panel discussions were followed by a series of breakout sessions.
Breakout Session Presenters