It’s a good day in the office when your organization is recognized by one of the beacons of journalistic integrity and quality. In honor of the new school year, the New York Times featured an op-ed piece by Communities in Schools’ president Daniel J. Cardinali. In the piece, Cardinali tackles tough questions about why kids don’t go to school — ultimately insuring early dropout — and speculates on theories about what it takes to keep them in class. As you might have guessed, Cardinali concludes that CIS is the best solution. Take a moment to read what he wrote; he says it better than anyone else can.