Absenteeism isn’t just a Tennessee problem. It’s a national crisis affecting one in seven students. Tennessee must demonstrate its leadership on this issue. By helping children and their families deal with the out-of-school obstacles that keep students away, teachers are free to make the most of every minute in the classroom.
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Communities In Schools saw significant progress in 2015, with a focus on improving quality of service and increasing growth across the network. Read More.
Our recent impact report found that 91% of the seniors who received targeted services from CIS graduated during the 2013-2014 school year. Read More.
The 2018 Community Matters Report outlines the accomplishments of Communities In Schools (CIS) during the 2016-2017 school year with a focus on chronic absenteeism. Read More.
As communities across the country prepare for the beginning of a new school year, the stark reality is that more than 6.5 million students are likely to be absent often enough that it could have a significant impact on their academic performance. Read More.