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From the President

Blog Posts

Solving chronic absenteeism in schools is an integrated effort

By Dale Erquiaga Jan. 3, 2018

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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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A Plague of Empty Desks

By Dale Erquiaga Aug. 24, 2017

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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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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From the President: #ItOnlyTakesOne

By Dan Cardinali Nov. 25, 2015

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This Thanksgiving season, we want to focus on saying thanks, rather than hearing it. We're asking everyone to publicly thank that one special adult who made a lasting difference in their lives through a hashtag campaign: #ItOnlyTakesOne.

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