News & Updates

Aug 26, 2014

Getting Kids to Class- And to Graduation

Chronic absence, or missing 10 percent of the school days in an academic year, is an early warning indicator of dropping out before graduation. In today’s New York Times, Communities In Schools’ Dan Cardinali opines about poverty and its impact on attendance. The piece is a call to action for more integrated support for young people – especially those who have problems that extend far beyond the classroom walls.