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It is not news that: Americans are deeply concerned about the quality of public education,2 nor that almost half of them believe that improving schools should be our nation's highest priority.3 What is news is that Americans believe that service-learning can deliver what they expect from schools.

A new poll asked more than 1000 Americans4 about their views of K-12 education and service-learning, a way of teaching that integrates service projects into core academic curriculum. The poll was conducted by Roper Starch Worldwide for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.