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Academic Assistance

Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors, to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students. We also provide a wide range of information and opportunities for college-bound and career-minded students. Many of our kids have a limited frame of reference of what their careers can be, so an important part of our job is making them aware of the possibilities and encouraging them to “dream big”. From there, we help them understand and meet the requirements to ultimately achieve their goals.

Blog Posts

2017 National PDK Poll

Aug. 29, 2017

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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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Blow Open the Horizons

By Megan Hoel Dec. 7, 2016

A recent article from Latino magazine features CIS President and CEO, Dale Erquiaga discussing the importance of ESSA on English Language Learners and graduation rates.

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Slowing the Summer Slide

July 14, 2016

When school is out, working parents often scramble to find affordable options for keeping their children safe, accountable and engaged. 

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Why Investing is Good for the Economy

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

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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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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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