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Aki Kurose and Asa Mercer Attendance Challenge

Aki Kurose and Asa Mercer Attendance Challenge

Thanks to a partnership with Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Housing Authority, Aki Kurose Middle School and Asa Mercer Middle School, over 100 Seattle Housing Authority students from Aki Kurose and Asa Mercer Middle Schools either had perfect or improved attendance during the month of March.  Families gathered at the Gathering Hall in the NewHolly neighborhood […]

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How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years School partnerships at a Tulsa high school combine relationship-building with data analysis to boost graduation rates By Amadou Diallo The Hetchinger Report December 5, 2017 TULSA, Okla. — The first thing you notice during morning arrival outside Daniel […]

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The Chainsmokers and Get Schooled surprise students at partner school, Webster High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for its Soaring Graduation Rates

The Chainsmokers and Get Schooled surprise students at partner school, Webster High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for its Soaring Graduation Rates

Webster High School’s graduation rate has risen from 53.3 percent to 75.5 percent since 2013 and the Class of 2017 has posted a 33% increase in college going seniors TULSA, OK – May 17, 2017 – Platinum recording artists the Chainsmokers partnered with Get Schooled to crash Webster High School’s senior day to recognize the staff […]

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20,000 Books Donated to East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, and Ascension Parish Schools

20,000 Books Donated to East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, and Ascension Parish Schools

On February 17, 2017 a group of dedicated students from Minnesota traveled to East Baton Rouge (EBR) and East Feliciana to see first-hand the results of raising $2,500 to aid the flood relief efforts. The money raised was used to cover the shipping costs of 20,000 trade books being transported from Maryland to Louisiana. The trade books are […]

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Partner school Martin Van Buren High School shows academic improvement

Partner school Martin Van Buren High School shows academic improvement

A recent article in the Queens Tribune highlights the recent successes of Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, NY around attendance, Regents completion, and graduation rates.  Van Buren was categorized as a Renewal School in 2014-2015 school year, which meant it was identified as a low performing school. As a result of the identification, Van Buren’s […]

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Mia Williams Named Washington Middle School Principal of the Year 2016

Mia Williams Named Washington Middle School Principal of the Year 2016

Congratulations to partner school Aki Kurose Middle School’s principal Mia Williams on being recognized for her passion to provide exceptional learning experiences for her school’s students and contributions to the profession. Williams Named Washington State Middle School Principal of the Year March 18, 2016 Original article published by Seattle Public Schools Mia Williams, Aki Kurose […]

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Talent Development Secondary school, Clinton Middle School in Los Angeles succeeds with our umbrella partnership Diplomas Now.

Talent Development Secondary school, Clinton Middle School in Los Angeles succeeds with our umbrella partnership Diplomas Now.

At Clinton Middle School, a Diplomas Now turnaround from ‘insane asylum’ to ‘warm and supportive’ March 21, 2016 Mark Keierleber, LA School Report When Andrea Schwartz first visited LA’s Clinton Middle School, the sight reminded her of “an insane asylum.” Paper airplanes and pencils dangled from the ceiling, and the hallways were stark white save for a […]

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TDS Partner School, Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX is making great strides with “The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way”

TDS Partner School, Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX is making great strides with “The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way”

The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way: Better Identify At-Risk Kids, Do Whatever It Takes to Get Them to Graduation Day March 16, 2016 By Mark Keierleber, The Seventy Four Researcher Robert Balfanz says by ninth grade, he can identify 75% of the kids who will drop out from high school. That’s when a team of nonprofits rushes […]

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No library at McCormack School? Okay, say teachers, let’s build one

No library at McCormack School? Okay, say teachers, let’s build one

In the wake of a cut in funding a decade ago, the library at the John W. McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point was closed, leaving students without a quiet, out-of-the mainstream place to study and read. Neema Avashia, the school’s 8th-grade civics teacher, was in her third year when the library’s doors closed. Over […]

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Partner School, Noble Elementary-Middle School, Released from the State of Michigan’s Priority Cohort Schools Status List

Partner School, Noble Elementary-Middle School, Released from the State of Michigan’s Priority Cohort Schools Status List

Detroit Public Schools is pleased to announce that 12 of its schools have been released from the State of Michigan’s 2012 Priority Cohort Schools Status List. This signals that the state’s School Reform/Redesign Office recognizes the hard work being done by each school’s leadership and teaching staff, and their focus on data-driven decisions which are […]

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