National Commission on Service Learning
At a time when students are increasingly disengaged from academics, they are becoming more involved in volunteer and community service activities, according to this W.K. Kellogg Foundation-sponsored report. The commission cites studies showing that one-third of public schools had some service-learning component, and that the practice improves grades, attendance and dropout rates. 58 pages. Free. National Commission on Service-Learning, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458. (617) 618-2136, www.servicelearningcommission.org/report.html.