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					Dropout Prevention & Recovery Work Group
The Department created the Dropout Prevention and Recovery Work Group several years ago,
originally to support urban districts in their dropout reduction efforts. Under MassGrad, all districts
eligible for MassGrad opportunities are welcome to participate and the Department is also increasing
the number of opportunities available.
The face-to-face meetings offer content-specific information on various themes (e.g., 8th to 9th
transition, early indicators, etc.) as well as facilitated time to learn from and share with other districts.
In order to fully benefit from these face-to-face meetings, districts should plan to send a team of 4-8
The "open house" week provides an opportunity to see districts' programs and services first-hand. The
webinars will be on specific topics and will provide another venue to learn from other districts and
experts in a particular field.
The topical webinars offer content-specific information on promising practices occurring within
Massachusetts. Each webinar theme (e.g., online courses, community partnerships, etc.) includes at
least one presenter from a school or community implementing a promising approach related to
dropout reduction.

2011-12 School Year Calendar for the Dropout Prevention & Recovery
Work Group:

October 24, 2011 - face-to-face meeting
November 10, 2011 - webinar
January 19, 2012 - webinar
February 6-10 - open house week
April 11, 2012 - face-to-face meeting
June 7, 2012 - webinar
Please watch the "news" section of the MassGrad homepage for details and registration information for
the upcoming events.

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