2010 Spring Forum - Washington, D.C.

NCSL Task Force on School Dropout Prevention Session - April 10, 2010
NCSL Contacts:  Sunny Deyé and Lamar Bailey
Sponsors of this session are AT&T and Walmart

The social and economic costs of high school dropouts are staggering.  There are many factors contributing to the dropout problem - family demands, poverty, schools that do little to encourage students to stay, and classes that don't engage students.  The task force will hear from top researchers about programs that work to improve dropout rates and how state legislatures might bring them to scale.  The task force is working to develop a series of recommendations for state legislatures to improve the nation's dropout rates.


  • Kati Haycock, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

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  View Kati Haycock's Power Point Presentation

  • Betsy Brand, American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, D.C.

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 View Betsy Brand's Power Point Presentation

  • Elizabeth Gaines, Forum for Youth Investment, Washington, D.C.

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  View Elizabeth Gaines's Power Point Presentation