This book describes the fifteen strategies identified through research reviewed by The National Dropout Prevention Center and Network at Clemson University. Each chapter in this book was written by a nationally recognized authority in that field. Research has shown that these 15 strategies have been successfully implemented: - in all school levels from K - 12 - in rural, suburban, and urban centers - as stand-alone programs or as part of systemic school improvement plans. Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention also covers - No Child Left Behind and its effects on dropout rates - Dealing with Hispanic dropouts - Differences and similarities between rural and urban dropouts These fifteen strategies have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Education. They are applicable to all students, including students with disabilities.