Partners in Prevention: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in Dropout Prevention investigates the linkages between students at risk of dropping out, their families, and the communities where they live. The underlying premise of this report from the 2009 NASBE Study Group on School-Community Partnerships is that only by implementing comprehensive dropout prevention plans that include a strong school-community partnership component can schools effectively reach all struggling students. Sections of the report are devoted to examining the association between community and students’ ultimate decision to drop, explaining why community partnerships are a vital component of preventing dropout, providing a “best practices” guide for developing strategic partnerships, and providing recommendations for action with abundant state examples.

NASBE’s Community Partnership Study Group Report is now available for full download below.