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Summer Can Set Kids on the Right—or Wrong—Course

National Summer Learning Association, 2009. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

The National Summer Learning Association’s Research in Brief series profiles key studies about summer learning and highlights the findings in easy-to-understand language. These briefs can help inform the choices that parents, program providers and policymakers make when selecting and designing summer programs for youth. This Research in Brief issue provides research findings on what children face once the school doors close for the summer. For some, it’s a world of interesting vacations, music lessons, and library trips. For others without enriching summertime opportunities, the break can lead to serious academic consequences—and the disparity can be dramatic.

Partners in Prevention: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in Dropout Prevention

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), 2009. (PDF, 7 pgs.)

In a study of the current dropout crisis, a NASBE study group shares how school-community partnerships can work as a critical strategy within a systemic, comprehensive model to combat the crisis. The report contains state and local examples of effective programs and policies that support school-community partnerships and dropout prevention, as well as guiding questions and numerous resources for policymakers as they grapple with these issues.

2012 Kids Count Data Book

Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2012. (web resource)

Each year, the Kids Count Data Book provides information and statistical trends on the conditions of America's children and families. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, Kids Count seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

IES Practice Guide: Dropout Prevention

Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008. (PDF, 72 pgs.)

A review of the evidence on dropout prevention and suggested strategies for practice.

Graduating America: Meeting the Challenge of Low Graduation-Rate High Schools

Jobs for the Future and the Everyone Graduates Center, 2009. (PDF, 52 pgs.)

The federal government has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to stimulate significant progress in solving the nation's graduation crisis. While high schools with low graduation rates exist in every state and many communities across the country, they are concentrated in a subset of 17 states that produce approximately 70 percent of the nation's dropouts. Data from these states are used to develop new analytic tools for examining the characteristics of schools, districts, and states that make certain approaches more likely to succeed in certain places.

Engaged for Success: Service-Learning as a Tool for High School Dropout Prevention

Civic Enterprises, 2008. (PDF, 32 pgs.)

This report posits that because service-learning brings meaning to classroom lessons and engages students in hands-on activities; students who participate are less likely to drop out.

The Progress of Education Reform - Dropout Prevention

Education Commission of the States, 2007. (PDF 6 pgs.)

This issue of The Progress of Education Reform summarizes the findings of five recent studies that address early predictors for dropping out of school, 9th-grade predictors of risk in an urban environment, school characteristics linked to higher graduation rates, economic benefits of several programs that positively influence high school completion rates, and a synthesis of the research on dropping out and the importance of state data systems to support dropout prevention efforts.

Doing What Works: Dropout Prevention

U.S. Department of Education, 2009. (web resource)

The U.S. Department of Education provides information on recommended research-based practices educators can use to prevent dropouts. Multimedia content and school success stories make the site a fun and valuable destination.

Counting on Graduation: An Agenda for State Leadership

The Education Trust, 2008. (PDF, 10 pgs.)

An agenda to improve graduation rates and data collection on the rates themselves.

Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation

Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, 2008. (PDF, 16 pgs.)

This new report supported by America's Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides stark data on the gap in graduation rates between urban and suburban areas of major metropolitan centers.

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