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Educators can make a pivotal difference in the lives of their students or other at-risk youth. There are a host of resources, reports and guides to help increase educators' knowledge of the dropout crisis. Find valuable tips and tools to support struggling students, information about factors that contribute to the dropout rate, and research on early warning indicators.

Access the national American Graduate website for quality classroom resources and educational projects, multimedia productions created by youth, and professional development videos for educators. View classroom resources.


Attendance Works
Teachers are the first line of defense against chronic absenteeism. Find a few tips to support struggling youth and create a positive learning environment.

Building a Grad Nation (Report)
Gain great insight from this comprehensive national report which discusses the progress and challenges of the high school dropout crisis.

Dropout Prevention School Completion Intervention Guide
Browse through a comprehensive guide for Maryland educators and policymakers at the school, district, and state levels. Find information about factors that contribute to students dropping out, research on early warning indicators, and school and district-level early warning systems.

Early Warning Systems
The information and tools help schools and districts systematically collect early warning indicator data so they can identify students at the highest risk of dropping out.

National Dropout Prevention Center
Explore a well-established national resource for sharing solutions for student success. The site includes a clearinghouse, active research projects, publications, and a variety of professional development activities.

School Improvement in Maryland
Learn about assessments and the most effective ways to monitor student progress to ensure that all students are successful in attaining proficiency on state and district standards.