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National Education Leaders to Discuss the "Graduation Gap"

By Communities In Schools Jan. 15, 2016

Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention program, will host its annual Leadership Town Hall conference in Fort Worth, TX from Jan. 20 - Jan. 22, 2016. The conference – a national convening of network leaders, policy advocates, thought leaders and successful CIS alumni – will focus on the national effort to help the 11 million students living in poverty stay in school, graduate and go on to college and careers.

Among the featured Town Hall conversations is a Thursday panel discussion featuring four national thought leaders: America’s Promise Alliance  President John Gomperts, The Alliance for Excellent Education President Former Governor Bob Wise, Jack Galmiche from the Nine Network of Public Media’s American Graduate Initiative and Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali.

Their discussion, Powering the National Graduation Rate and Fueling Our Nation’s Economy, will explore the national conversation around the recently announced 82% High School Graduation rate. The leaders will discuss how to close the “graduation gap” facing low-income students and raise national awareness of the positive economic benefits of obtaining a high school diploma.

The session will be livestreamed Thursday, Jan. 21 from 1:35pm – 2:15p.m.

 News updates from that panel discussion and others at Town Hall can be found by following @cisnational on Twitter or the hashtag #CISTH16


About Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.