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(December 11, 2007) Students with disabilities drop out of school at higher rates than any other student group. Working with the , IDRA has set up a planned variation of the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities with an emphasis on serving students with disabilities. Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program , an IDRA senior education associate, and Lee Ramos, a
Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.
San Antonio high school teacher, talk about the dramatic impact of this pilot project and share stories of students it served. Send comments to
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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program
Overview of the program and its philosophy, research-based design, program elements, evaluation design, recognition and awards, and getting started at your school.
The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities: Evidence-based Programs that Work
National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
NDPC-SD presented at the Oklahoma Transition Institute in Norman, Oklahoma, on June 26, 2007. The session, entitled Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities: Evidence-based Programs that Work, was attended by approximately 25 teachers and school/district transition coordinators.
by the National High School Content Center Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities: A Critical Issue for State Education Agencies
Josie Danini Cortez, M.A., an IDRA senior education associate, welcomes guest Lee Ramos, a San Antonio high school teacher, for a discussion of a planned variation of the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program that serves students with disabilities.
* Lee talks about the importance of placing students in the correct setting.
* Lee describes why administrator support is so crucial.
* Lee talks about the impact the program is having on the students.
* Josie and Lee discuss the stipend that tutors receive.
* Lee talks about the attitude changes in both the tutors and the tutees at the elementary school level.
* Lee shares some individual success stories from the program.
Show length: 24:23
Related episodeIDRA Classnotes, Episode 15:
Learnings from the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program
IDRA Classnotes, Episode 25: Professional Learning Communities in Schools
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