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National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources for Schools and Teachers During School Closings

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:29pm

The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times.

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  • The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times.
  • A second video, School Disruption as a Dropout Risk Factor, hosted by Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of National Dropout Prevention Center, discusses the short- and long-term effects of school disruption on the nation's dropout rates.
  • A third video, Virtual Learning in a Time of School Disruption, hosted by Ray McNulty, President of Successful Practices Network and National Dropout Prevention Center, explores the advantages of capitalizing on virtual learning.
  • By promoting awareness of successful programs and policies related to dropout prevention, the NDPC impacts education from the local to the national level.

Riiid's AI study on Session Dropout Prediction in a Mobile Learning Environment has been accepted at CSEDU

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:30pm

Riiid , a global AI tutor solution provider and a member company of the Born2Global Centre , announced today that its AI research paper, entitled "Deep Attentive Study Session Dropout Prediction in Mobile Learning Environment", has been accepted as a full paper at CSEDU , one of the top-tier International Conferences on Computer Supported Education.

Key Points: 
  • Riiid , a global AI tutor solution provider and a member company of the Born2Global Centre , announced today that its AI research paper, entitled "Deep Attentive Study Session Dropout Prediction in Mobile Learning Environment", has been accepted as a full paper at CSEDU , one of the top-tier International Conferences on Computer Supported Education.
  • Notably, the study has gained high recognition as it was the world's first attempt to investigate user session dropout in a mobile learning environment.
  • Although digitalization has driven the education sector's shift to mobile, the difficulty in controlling external variables that can distract learning was viewed as the limitation of mobile learning.
  • In the research paper, Riiid defined user dropout problems in a mobile learning environment and proposed a Deep Attentive Study Session Dropout Prediction (DAS), a novel Transformer based model, which accurately predicts dropout probability by deep attentive computations capturing complex relations among dynamic student interactions.

New Documentary Unlikely Reveals America's Real College Admissions Scandal

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Less than 50 percent of students who start college graduate, a startling statistic explored in Three Frame Media's new feature documentary film UNLIKELY.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Less than 50 percent of students who start college graduate, a startling statistic explored in Three Frame Media's new feature documentary film UNLIKELY.
  • In a year when college admissions came under a microscope thanks to the "Operation Varsity Blues" scandal, UNLIKELY further uncovers the inequities and institutional barriers that have served to create the highly biased higher education system we know today.
  • From award-winning filmmakers Jaye & Adam Fenderson, UNLIKELY reveals the country's true college admissions scandal: America's college dropout crisis and the barriers students face in their pursuit of a college degree.
  • That's the real college admissions scandal we should be talking about today," said director Jaye Fenderson.

33 Years of Dropout Prevention - Have We Been Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:42pm

The National Dropout Prevention Center knowsthat school dropouts are a major problem for America in terms of economic prosperity, equity, and quality of life.

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  • The National Dropout Prevention Center knowsthat school dropouts are a major problem for America in terms of economic prosperity, equity, and quality of life.
  • Our dropout prevention efforts over these past 33 years have focused on improving instruction and finding programs, strategies, and interventions to academically engage our most at-risk students.
  • We've developed and implemented dropout early warning systems to alert us to the most at-risk students.
  • Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center, can be reached at haddis@dropoutprevention.org .