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The promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Dec. 18, 2015

It’s far too soon for anyone to say exactly how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will affect American education. But in the wake of its passage, Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali and Jack Galmiche, president and chief executive officer of the Nine Network of Public Media, are hopeful the new law will deliver on its promise to address one of the toughest challenges we face: enabling more of our students to get a high school diploma.

The two recently co-authored a column in The Hill's Congress Blog about the opportunity ESSA provides for educators, parents, leaders and people from across the community to equip more poor, at-risk students with the tools and support they need to stay in school and graduate.

Read their column here.