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Over the past twenty years, service-learning - the involvement of students in community service linked to classroom learning - has become an increasingly common component of schooling in Massachusetts and across the nation. Nationally, nearly a third of all public schools and half of all high schools report the use of service-learning in classrooms, up from less than 10% in 1984, In Massachusetts, the 2001-2002 survey of school districts discussed in this document points to a similar level of service-learning activity, with more than a third of all school districts reporting the use of service-learning in classrooms.