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Webinar Series: Keeping Students On-Track During COVID-19: Who Needs What Help, and When? Hosted by Talent Development Secondary

Webinar Series: Keeping Students On-Track During COVID-19:  Who Needs What Help, and When? Hosted by Talent Development Secondary

Keeping Students On-Track During COVID-19:  Who Needs What Help, and When? And, How Can Schools Organize their Resources to Meet Student Needs? A Webinar Series for You   Join us for the next presentation of a 4-part webinar series on practical steps schools can take based on 15 years of research and experience working with […]

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TDS is offering COVID-19 support packages

TDS is offering COVID-19 support packages

During this time, TDS is providing virtual support, consultations and professional learning to schools, districts, and charter management organizations.  A system to identify, monitor and respond to student indicators with the most effective interventions is needed now more than ever as schools prepare for a strong opening to SY2021. Packages can be built and customized […]

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Finish The Job – Building Capacity for Early Warning Systems in High Schools

Finish The Job – Building Capacity for Early Warning Systems in High Schools

We are recruiting school and district partners to engage in a 2.5 year project, funded by AT&T Aspire, to implement Early Warning Systems in high schools. Project Vision A system to identify, monitor and respond to student indicators with the most effective interventions is needed now more than ever as schools prepare to open after […]

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TDS Approach Leads to Reduction in Chronic Absenteeism in NYC Schools

TDS Approach Leads to Reduction in Chronic Absenteeism in NYC Schools

We’re excited to share this news from New York Community Schools. Talent Development Secondary was the lead partner in several of these schools during the study time period, and the success mentor approach we helped develop was central to the reduction in chronic absenteeism. -TDS Recently, the RAND Corporation released a new study entitled “Illustrating […]

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Discovering the Trades

Discovering the Trades

Seattle, WA — A collaboration between Aki Kurose Middle School and the City of Seattle produced a three-day experiential learning camp for 30 students to discover the possibilities of a career in the building trades through hands-on activities and meeting with industry professionals. The Aki Kurose Middle School Trades Week dovetailed with the school’s focus on […]

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Attendance is worth celebrating at Taos Middle School

Attendance is worth celebrating at Taos Middle School

Putting a dent in absenteeism, 128 students at a time Taos, NM – Attendance is arguably the most critical key to the success of students everywhere. At Taos Middle School, 128 students were celebrated for achieving their goal of 20 days perfect attendance at the start of the school year. The school uses Talent Development […]

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Partner School East Mountain High Receives National Blue Ribbon School Award

Partner School East Mountain High Receives National Blue Ribbon School Award

Sandia Park, NM – East Mountain High School was designated a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in the category Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools. The school credits Talent Development Secondary’s implementation of Early Warning Systems strategies – building practices to regularly monitor the Early Warning Indicators (EWI) of Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance (the ABCs) – […]

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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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Walk for Education

Walk for Education

Recently, teachers from Webster High School walked from Tulsa to Oklahoma City to support public education. Passion could not be any more evident than in these 3 pictures!  Susan Kleps – carrying the flag, Krystal Medina, and Aaron Wilson have almost completed the 110 mile journey to OKC!  We cannot be happier to have these teachers […]

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Important progress and recognition for Diplomas Now collaboration

Important progress and recognition for Diplomas Now collaboration

Important progress and recognition for Diplomas Now collaboration where Talent Development Secondary plays lead partner role including:   Featured in a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor for outstanding gains in challenging Tulsa, OK middle/high school feeder pattern. “How a Tulsa “failfure factory’ turned around its graduation rate in three years” by Amadou Diallo, […]

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