Persistence to Graduation Summit focuses on dropout prevention


Registration is open for the 2019 Persistence to Graduation Summit: Safe and Supportive Learning July 9-10 at the Lexington Convention Center. The summit, presented by the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancEd Kentucky, features peer-led interactive breakout sessions and networking opportunities to deepen your knowledge of dropout prevention and re-engagement strategies.

Keynote speakers are Hamish Brewer, the 2017 National Association of Elementary School Principals Nationally Distinguished Principal from Virginia; and Marietta Watts, executive diversity liaison for the University of Kentucky’s Office of Institutional Diversity and leader of UK’s Unconscious Bias Initiative. Summit topics will include well-rounded educational opportunities, safe and supportive learning environments, effective use of education technology, student transition and re-engagement strategies and alternative education.

An app for the summit containing the full schedule is available by searching for “Guidebook” in your phone’s app store (the app logo is a lowercase “G” in a blue square) or by visiting to register for a text with information on how to download the app. Once in Guidebook, you will need to search for “persistence to graduation” and download the guide to see all related information.

Visit to register for the summit, and use the discount code “PTG2019” to attend at no charge.