Task Force on School Dropout Prevention and Recovery

Overview

Picture of diplomaNCSL's Task Force on Dropout Prevention and Recovery was initiated in August 2009 by former NCSL President, Speaker Joe Hackney from North Carolina.  The task force heard from top researchers about programs that work to improve dropout rates and how state legislatures might bring them to scale. The task force developed a series of recommendations for state legislatures to improve the nation's dropout rates in A Path to Graduation for Every Child: State Legislative Roles and Responsibilities (January 2011).

 

 

Task Force Co-Chairs

Representative Rich Crandall, Arizona

Representative Greg Porter, Indiana

Members

Senator Joyce Elliott, Arkansas

Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, Maryland

Representative Deena Horst, Kansas

Senator Clark Jolley, Oklahoma

Representative Wes Keller, Alaska

Senator Wayne Kuipers, Michigan

Representative Reginald Meeks, Kentucky

Representative Karen Middleton, Colorado

Representative Phil Owens, South Carolina

Representative Earline Parmon, North Carolina

Senator Patricia Torres Ray, Minnesota

Senator Stephen Wise, Florida

Meetings

Spring Forum April 25, 2009 Washington, DC

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 Legislative Summit July 20, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 Fall Forum December 12, 2009 San Diego, CA

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Spring Forum April 10, 2010 Washington, DC

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Legislative Summit July 24 - 25, 2010 Louisville, Kentucky

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