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LAST CHANCE to plan for your CSI Secondary School with our NIC. Sign up for a Webinar 6/6

LAST CHANCE to plan for your CSI Secondary School with our NIC. Sign up for a Webinar 6/6

Talent Development Secondary (TDS) is one of the nation’s premiere and evidence-validated school improvement frameworks for our most challenged schools. Join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m. EST to find out if our support may prove a good fit with your CSI secondary school(s). Dr. Robert Balfanz, Sr. Researcher at Johns Hopkins University’s […]

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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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You spoke, and we listened: Updated NIC open for applications now!

You spoke, and we listened: Updated NIC open for applications now!

We are back from the annual AASA conference where we got valuable district feedback on our Networked Improvement Community (NIC). You spoke, and we listened. Here’s what’s new: It’s asset-based: It builds on what is already in place at targeted schools, focusing on just the evidence-based practices that you need to move your school forward It’s flexible: […]

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Don’t let your CSI schools get left in the dust!

Don’t let your CSI schools get left in the dust!

Is your district ready to meet the upcoming federal requirements deadline to turn around your CSI schools? It’s getting down to the wire for districts to produce an evidence-based improvement plan by the end of this school year. Talent Development Secondary (TDS) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, want to support your efforts. We’re ready to make sure you don’t get […]

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You can now apply for the TDS-AASA Networked Improvement Community (NIC)!

You can now apply for the TDS-AASA Networked Improvement Community (NIC)!

Talent Development Secondary (TDS) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, have embarked on a unique partnership to support local districts in meeting their ESSA requirements to transform their 5% lowest performing secondary schools. We will partner with up to 20 districts and 40 schools over a four-year period in a collaborative learning community using the […]

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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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A New Partnership for School Improvement

A New Partnership for School Improvement

AASA and TDS, two respected national leaders, are coming together to facilitate a platform for a cohort of schools to benefit from evidence-based support and an opportunity to share lessons among like schools in a special networked community. This means … If a school in your district is evaluated to be among the 5% lowest […]

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Kriste Dragon joins the Talent Development Secondary Advisory Board

Kriste Dragon joins the Talent Development Secondary Advisory Board

Kriste Dragon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Citizens of the World Charter Schools, a national network of public charter schools that challenge students to realize their full potential and thrive in a diverse society. Citizens of the World is committed to serving diverse communities throughout the U.S. with schools currently in Los Angeles and Kansas City. Her full […]

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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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