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May 8, 2021

Communities in Schools going strong in second year

In fall of 2019, Communities in Schools of Tennessee (CIS-TN) launched a three-year pilot program in 23 rural high schools across 15 counties. Two of those schools are right here in Cocke County.

April 22, 2021

School Spotlight: Allison Dodson (CIS)

CIS has been working in Van Buren County High School since fall 2019, and site coordinator Allison Dodson has found unique ways to meet the needs of her students over the past 12 months.

April 14, 2021

CIS Site Coordinator of the week: Coalfield

Communities In School (CIS) is dedicated to surrounding Morgan County School students with support.

April 2, 2021

School Spotlight: Allison Dodson (CIS)

Learn more about Allison Dodson, CIS site coordinator at Van Buren County High School, in this Q&A from the Southern Standard.

April 1, 2021

Providing community: program keeps students in schools

A program at Grundy County High School is seeking to keep children in school and achieve success later in life.

March 18, 2021

CIS Plans to Aid Students

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Tennessee, part of the nation’s leading nonprofit integrated student support network, is a schoolbased approach to develop academic success by tackling academic and non-academic barriers.

March 11, 2021

Communities In Schools programs well represented at county high schools

If you are not directly involved with each of the county’s high schools, you probably wouldn’t know about the Communities In Schools programs that are in place at both Adamsville and McNairy Central High Schools.

September 03, 2020

'Kids in crisis cannot wait': Child abuse reports expected to spike as TN schools reopen

COVID-19 has left its mark on many, but the virus has turned the Murfreesboro Child Advocacy Center's world upside down.

August 30, 2020

With help from JSCC, couple prepares to open new restaurant in downtown Bolivar

“A percentage of all of our sales will be donated to Communities in Schools, a local nonprofit that works with families in need to help children succeed,” Jeannie Falls said.

August 24, 2020

Miley Cyrus Honours Her Grandma Loretta With Limited T-Shirt Benefiting Charity

In memory of her grandmother, Cyrus released “Mammie 4Evr” t-shirts with a portion of profits being donated to CIS of Tennessee.

August 11, 2020

Education Task Force coordinating child wellbeing checks across Tennessee

Governor Lee tasked Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn with spearheading the COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force. Now this group will be coordinating child wellbeing checks across the state.

June 18, 2020

Tennessee's COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force aims to support students after extended closures

Governor Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced the COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force and its goals in light of extended school closures.