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New Study Sees Drop For Older Students

Requiring students to take part in community service to graduate from high school can actually reduce their later volunteering, new research suggests. Maryland’s statewide requirement that all students complete 75 hours of service learning by graduation led to significant boosts in 8th grade volunteering—generally in school-organized activities—but it actually decreased volunteering among older students, leading … Continue reading

Frazzled Moms Push Back Against Volunteering

With the holidays approaching, the call for parental help at school has reached a fever pitch, but this demand is not just seasonal. As local and state economies continue to struggle, budget cuts to rich and poor school systems are increasing the reliance on unpaid parent help. The need is so great that some school … Continue reading