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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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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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Dr. Margarita Calderon joins the Talent Development Secondary Advisory Board

Dr. Margarita Calderon joins the Talent Development Secondary Advisory Board

Dr. Margarita Calderon, Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University and English Language Learners expert joins the Talent Development Secondary (TDS) Advisory Board. Dr. Calderon is a national and world-renown expert and author on evidence-based practices in teaching English Language Learners (ELL’s). Dr. Calderon has worked with TDS over the years on various projects and is […]

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Talent Development Secondary Announces Inaugural Advisory Board

Talent Development Secondary Announces Inaugural Advisory Board

As Talent Development Secondary (TDS) transitions its field operations from Johns Hopkins University, it has begun the critical work of developing an Advisory Board, laying the ground work for a full-fledged fiduciary board once it obtains its own 501c3 independent status in the next two years. However, for the next 18 months, while it is […]

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BIG NEWS – Talent Development Secondary has transitioned its field operations outside of Johns Hopkins University

BIG NEWS – Talent Development Secondary has transitioned its field operations outside of Johns Hopkins University

Talent Development Secondary (TDS) has transitioned its field operations outside of Johns Hopkins University and will be using the TIDES Center as its fiscal sponsor. TDS has undertaken this transition with full support of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education in which it has been housed, the larger Johns Hopkins University leadership, as well […]

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