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Making the Grade: Progress Report and Next Steps for Integrated Student Supports

Dec. 7, 2017 News

In recent years, the education field has come to recognize the role of schools in supporting student health, safety, and well‐being by developing integrated student support initiatives.  These offer specific services and supports to students and their families to build a foundation for academic success. These initiatives, referred to as community schools and wraparound supports as well as integrated student supports models, help schools connect struggling children with secure housing, medical care, food assistance, tutoring, and other critical supports. While they are understood to be vital components of community efforts on behalf of children and families, they also further our nation’s collective efforts to close education opportunity gaps, raise graduation rates, and better compete on the international stage.  

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Communities In Schools Issues Statement in Response to DACA Decision

Sept. 5, 2017 Press

Communities In Schools (CIS), today issued a statement in response to the White House’s decision to wind down the Executive Order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The order offered temporary protection from deportation and work permits to young people brought to the United States as children.

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Communities In Schools Issues Statement in Response to DACA Decision

Sept. 5, 2017 News

Communities In Schools (CIS) today issued a statement in response to the White House’s decision to wind down the Executive Order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The order offered temporary protection from deportation and work permits to young people brought to the United States as children.

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2017 National PDK Poll

Aug. 29, 2017 Press

PDK Poll Finds Public Doesn’t Support Using Taxpayer Funds For Tuition at Private, Religious Schools; Favors Diversity But Unwilling To Do Much to Achieve it

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A Plague of Empty Desks

Aug. 24, 2017 News

Communities In Schools CEO and President, Dale Erquiaga, shares with U.S. News & World Report the lens of adult-sized problems that keep many young people from re-engaging into school after the summer break.

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