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Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor’s Role in Dropout Prevention

Lambert, E. M.
Item No. ES1002    - ISBN: 1-933072-27-X    (2003)

Learn how elected officials, in particular mayors, can be engaged in dropout prevention and what school officials and citizens can do to engage their elected officials.

Price: $10.00 (NDPN Members: $8.00)

Bouncing Back: Strengthening Resilience Through Service-Learning

Duckenfield, M., Drew, S., & Flood, R.
Item No. SL0602    - ISBN: 1-933072-10-5    (2006)

Service-learning has the potential to strengthen the protective factors that make young people resilient. This guidebook shows how to maximize the service-learning experience to promote positive youth development.

Price: $7.00 (NDPN Members: $5.60)

Building Authentic Relationships With Youth At Risk

McGrane, G.
Item No. ES0902    - ISBN: 978-1-933072-25-3    (2010)

Authentic relationships between students and educators are important in the process of learning. Building these relationships with disengaged or at-risk students can be difficult at best. This monograph presents an overview of an approach to building authentic relationships based on the experience, insights, and educational background of the author, who is both a principal and a clinical social worker. Building trust as a means to building relationships is presented as the base of this approach. The theory behind it and the five essential strategies to building trust are presented with supplementary resources.

Price: $10.00 (NDPN Members: $8.00)

Building Authentic Relationships With Youth At Risk (DVD)

McGrane, G.
Item No. PD1102    (2011)

Building Authentic Relationships With Youth At Risk provides all members of a school staff with an approach to connecting with students that has proven successful with all students, especially those hardest to reach. All the tools needed for providing ten sessions of professional development, or combined sessions, are contained on the DVD.

Price: $50.00 (NDPN Members: $40.00)

Closing the Gaps: A Comprehensive Dropout Prevention Plan in a Rural School District

Richardson, I. A., & Turbeville, S. E.
Item No. ES0502    - ISBN: 1-933072-11-3    (2005)

A rural county came together to collectively address the dropout problems facing their school district. With careful analysis of the educational needs of the community, this community collaboration implemented a comprehensive dropout prevention plan, providing others with a powerful model for success.

Price: $10.00 (NDPN Members: $8.00)

Comprehensive School Reform: Common Issues and Lessons Learned for Improving Low-Performing Schools

Duttweiler, P. C.
Item No. Es0301    - ISBN: 1-933072-22-9    (2003)

An overview of the Program Assessment and Review (PAR) process, a model for school improvement, is presented. The New York State Education Department chose this model as part of their dropout prevention initiative for low-performing middle schools. The commonalities of the 12 school districts participating in the project are offered as a perspective on what other districts can do to improve instruction and achievement in their schools.

Price: $10.00 (NDPN Members: $8.00)

Connecting Communities Through Service-Learning

Lyday, J., Winecoff, H. L., & Hiott, B.
Item No. SL9801    (1998)

Without strong community connections, service-learning will not thrive. Ensure that your program works effectively with all your community partners.

Price: $7.00 (NDPN Members: $5.60)

Converging Streams: The Power of Collaboration Among Service Groups

Drew, S.
Item No. SL0001    (2000)

Collaborating with other streams of service, such as AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps, can enhance the development of your service-learning efforts. This guidebook teaches you the steps for effective collaboration.

Price: $7.00 (NDPN Members: $5.60)

Cornerstones: Building Rural America Through Service-Learning

Pace, J.
Item No. SL0201    (2002)

Students from this rural Service-Learning Leader School have become leaders in their community’s development. Learn how young people in rural areas can make a difference!

Price: $7.00 (NDPN Members: $5.60)