What Your Community Can Do To End Its Drop-Out Crisis
Practical Guide Proposes Three Steps
If you are ready to tackle - and end - the high school dropout crisis in your community, you need to take three steps, writes Robert Balfanz at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University.
In a short, practical guide, What Your Community Can Do To End Its Drop-Out Crisis: Learnings from Research and Practice (May 2007), Balfanz provides twenty questions that will help you:
- Understand your community's dropout crisis and the resources it is currently devoting to ending it
- Develop a strategic dropout prevention, intervention, and recovery plan that focuses community resources, efforts, and reforms at key points when students fall off the path to high school graduation
- Gather the human and financial resources need for a comprehensive and sustained campaign, and develop the evaluation, accountability, and continuous improvement mechanisms to maintain it.
Read What Your Community Can Do To End Its Drop-Out Crisis (PDF, 29 pp) at the Graduation Gap Web area of the Center for Social Organization of Schools Web site.