DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October is National Dropout Prevention Month and K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, today announced it will sponsor three sessions at the National Dropout Prevention Network Conference. Thousands are expected at the annual event, which takes place October 2 through 5, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Among the presenters:
- Laurel Barrette, K12’s Director of Program Management, a high school dropout herself with a highly-compelling personal story, will present a session entitled “What We’ve Learned Using Integrated Student Supports and Data to Drive Student and Family Reengagement in the Virtual School Setting.”
- Early King, K12’s Sr. Director of Blended Schools, will present a session entitled “Leveraging a Village for Out-of-School Students Using Community Supports at Hill House Passport Academy.”
- Finally, a session entitled “Delivering Results: Improving Academic Outcomes with High Risk Students through Blended Learning” will be led by John Watson, CEO of the Evergreen Education Group, which focuses on the digital education market.
All presenters, as well as students, teachers and parents from K12’s three Michigan partner schools, are available for media interviews about how online learning supports improvement in the dropout crisis that plagues our Nation’s schools. If you wish to schedule an interview, please contact Donna Savarese, K12’s Director of Corporate Communications.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s award winning curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of educators with the nation's largest network of K-12 online school teachers, providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.