Student Researcher: Paul Marshall, H’11
Community Partner: Patricia L D'Amico, Director of Ontario County Youth Bureau
Faculty Advisor: Professor Laurence Erussard
The researcher examined high school graduation and dropout rates. This is a serious issue within the U.S. public school system with far reaching implications. The research entails a breakdown of the reasons why students drop out of high school, the resources leveraged to improve graduation rates, and more specifically how family engagement strategies help children achieve and succeed.