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Look to the Communities In Schools blog for our latest news, industry research and insights, and updates on the success of our graduates and communities.

Why Investing is Good for the Economy

By Elaine Wynn Sept. 15, 2014 Fox News - Opinion

For the national economy, education is the tide that lifts all boats. If American workers had just one additional year of education, S&P estimates the U.S. Gross Domestic Product would increase by $525 billion over five years.

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Do You Know What They Did Last Summer?

By Dan Cardinali Sept. 11, 2014 Huffington Post

For millions of poor kids in the U.S. today, the reality of summer is very different from that middle-class ideal. Unmoored from the structure of a school day and physically removed from all the supports that school can provide, too many young people spend the summer months feeling hopeless, lonely and adrift.

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How to Get Kids to Class

By Dan Cardinali Aug. 26, 2014 New York Times Opinion

Children living in poverty are by far the most likely to be chronically absent from school. The key to keeping these kids in school is to put dedicated social-service specialists in every low-performing, high-poverty school.

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More Schools Open Their Doors to the Whole Community

Aug. 13, 2014 Wall Street Journal

With backing at local, state and federal levels, the "community schools model", a decades-old idea for improving schools and neighborhoods, is gaining ground. The largest coordinator of such programs, Communities in Schools, saw a 6% increase in its reach in the 2012-13 school year, covering schools with a total of more than 1.3 million students in 26 states.

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