Surrounding students with a community
of support, empowering them to stay
in school and achieve in life.
Surrounding students with a community
of support, empowering them to stay
in school and achieve in life.

Research + Reports

There has been much research done on the state of education and the dropout crisis in our state and around the country. Following are samples of that research.


2010 Raising Their Voices
Integrated Student Supports: A Summary of the Evidence Base for Policymakers
Education remains the surest route to success in the United States. While education levels for many Americans have risen substantially in recent decades, there are still troubling disparities, especially for many minority and low-income students. Indeed, graduation rates among black and Hispanic youth continue to lag behind rates for white and Asian youth.
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2010 Raising Their Voices
Laying Tracks To Graduation: The First Year of Implementing Diplomas Now
Too many students in high-poverty, urban communities drop out of high school, and too few graduate prepared for college and careers. Three national organizations have formed Diplomas Now in an effort to transform urban secondary schools so fewer students drop out and more graduate ready for postsecondary education and work.
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2010 Raising Their Voices
Making The Grade: Assessing the Evidence for Integrated Student Supports
An educated workforce is critical to having a competitive economy, and education is also important to the success and well-being of individuals throughout their lives. However, while education levels have risen substantially for many in the U.S. across the decades, disparities remain substantial, and many youth do not even complete high school.
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2010 Raising Their Voices
Return On Investment: The Economic Impact of Communities In Schools
CIS' evidence-based and rigorously tested model has been shown to help at-risk students stay in school and graduate. The results of a national evaluation of CIS, a comprehensive five-year study that culminated in 2011, demonstrated that its model of integrated student services is unique in having a positive effect on two fronts—reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates.
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2010 Raising Their Voices
Communities In Schools and the Model of Integrated Student Services Program Evaluation
The cornerstone of the CIS Model is the provision of widely accessible prevention services and resources that are available to entire school populations, which are paired with the coordinated, targeted and sustained intervention services and resources for that subset of students who are most at risk of dropping out of school.
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