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EPI/ODU Unveil Retention Listserv

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- February 8, 2007 -- The Educational Policy Institute, a non-profit research organization based in Virginia Beach, VA, in partnership with Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, unveiled a new retention tool for institutional personnel and reseachers interested in increasing the retention and persistence rates of students at the secondary and postsecondary education levels.


The K-20 RETENTION LISTSERV is designed to be used by personnel around the United States, Canada, and beyond. The listserv can be used to post information that may be of use to educational practitioners or to seek answers to the many challenges faced by these professionals.

To sign up for this free service, please visit the website below:





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The Educational Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit, non-partisan research organization, with offices in Virginia Beach (US), Toronto (CAN), and Melbourne (AUS), is dedicated to policy-based research on educational opportunity for all students. The mission of EPI is to expand educational opportunity for low-income and other historically underrepresented students through high-level research and analysis. is EPI's subsidiary devoted to the study and dissemination of best practices related to student success and excellence. EPI releases a bi-monthly publication, Student Success, focusing on best practices and institutional strategies. Sign up at or for your free download.

Old Dominion University is located in historic Norfolk, Va., on 188 acres at the confluence of the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers. Founded in 1930 as a division of the College of William and Mary, Old Dominion has grown into its own over the years and is now one of only 101 public universities with a Carnegie/Doctoral Research-Extensive distinction. Old Dominion University is a public, not-for-profit state-controlled institution of higher education.

Contact the Educational Policy Institute at or 757.271.6380.