Reminder: Don't Miss Upcoming Dropout Prevention Webinar!

Last Updated: April 28, 2012

This article appeared in the April 2012 Rural Policy Matters.

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"Utilizing the Village: Building Community Support for Dropout Prevention and Recovery Work in Rural Communities" will be presented May 3 from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. EDT. This is the first in a series of three webinars on dropout prevention sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education with assistance from Jobs for the Future. Featured presenters for this event are Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director, Rural School and Community Trust, and Linda Carillo, Principal, College, Career, and Technology Academy, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District.

Williams and Carillo will present information about the unique nature of the dropout crisis in the rural context and successful prevention and recovery strategies in communities where they have worked. Dr. Williams was recently appointed to the rural education technical working group on dropout prevention and recovery established by the U.S. Department of Education.

A link to registration can be found here: At this site, you can also view the full agenda and preview background materials.

Read more from the April 2012 Rural Policy Matters.