School-Community Collaboration Resources

School-Community Collaboration Resources

NDPC Materials

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Overview Course. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: School-Community Collaboration. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

A School and Police Department Partnership. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Increasing Support Systems for High-Potential At-Risk Learners in Rural Areas. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Introducing Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Community Education. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Dropout Recovery Model for Youth: An Innovative Partnership Between a School District and City Government. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Journal of At-Risk Issues – Volume 18, Number 2 pdf. (2014).

Strategies for Creating Socially Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students. (2013). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor’s Role in Dropout Prevention. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Lambert, E. M. (2010).  Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor’s Role in Dropout Prevention. Effective Strategies.

Building the Foundation for School Success: Introducing The Parent-Child Home Program. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2010).  Video: Parent-Child Home Program.

Successful Summers: The Role of High-Quality Summer Learning in High School Completion. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Service-Learning: A Dropout Prevention Strategy and MORE!. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Strategic Planning to Improve the Graduation Rate. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Keeping Youth In School – How Service-Learning Can Help!. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Middle College High School: A Meaningful Option. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Richardson, I. A., & Turbeville, S. E. (2005).  Closing the Gaps: A Comprehensive Dropout Prevention Plan in a Rural School District. Effective Strategies.

Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.


Wood, L. & Bauman, E. (2017). How Family, School, and Community Engagement Can Improve Student Achievement and Influence School Reform Literature Review. Nellie Mae Education Foundation. pdf

Mayoral Leadership and Involvment in Education: Action Guide for Success.  pdf

NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families Improving Public Schools Action Kit.  pdf

González-Rivera, C. (2014).  Bridging the Disconnect.  pdf Center for an Urban Future.

Noel, A., Stark, P., Redford, J., & Zukerberg, A. (2013).  Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012.  pdf National Center for Education Statistics.

Swanson, C. B. (2009).  Cities in Crisis: Closing the Graduation Gap  pdf. Bethesda, MD : Editorial Projects in Education, Inc..

US Conference of Mayors Best Practices Guide pdf. (2008).

Blank, M. J., Berg, A. C., & Melaville, A. (2006).  Growing community schools: The role of cross-boundary leadership pdf.

Martin, N., & Halperin, S. (2006).  Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth  pdf.

40 Developmental Assets  pdf. (2004).   Search Institute.

Deal, T. E., & Peterson, K. D. (2003).  Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership. Wiley.

Jordon, C., Orozco, E., & Averett, A. (2002).  Emerging issues in school, family, & community connections. Austin, TX: : Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, National Center for Family & Community Connection with Schools.

Belenardo, S. J. (2001).  Practices and conditions that lead to a sense of community in middle schools. NASSP Bulletin, 85(2), 33-45.

UCLA Mental Health in Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center (2001).  After-school programs and addressing barriers to learning. Los Angeles : UCLA Mental Health in Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center, UCLA Department of Psychology.


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