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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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Increasing Graduation Rates in Our Nation’s Public High Schools

Increasing Graduation Rates in Our Nation’s Public High Schools

HealthyPeople.com July 20, 2017 High school graduation is an important predictor for overall health outcomes. High school graduates have less chance of being in prison, greater financial stability as adults, and fewer health problems. Founded in 2008, Diplomas Now is a partnership of 3 national nonprofits—Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities in Schools—working to transform the Nation’s most […]

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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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School Improvement in the ESSA Era: The Impact of Trump and DeVos

School Improvement in the ESSA Era: The Impact of Trump and DeVos

District Administration welcomed education policy expert Robert Balfanz, along with TDS CEO Charles Hiteshew and RFPMatch CEO Dr. Paula Love, for a web seminar to discuss what the last 10 years of research have shown about improving the most challenged and lowest-performing schools, as well as the implications of the recent confirmation of Secretary of Education […]

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WEBINAR: Keeping Students On-Track

WEBINAR: Keeping Students On-Track

Keeping Students On-Track in English and Mathematics. March 29, 2017 at 1:30 (EST) Too many students continue to enter or progress through high school behind their grade-level in English and mathematics. If students can’t “catch up,” it not only affects their academic progress but also hinders their social emotional learning. Dr. Robert Balfanz & a panel […]

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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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New Report: “Findings From the First Decade and What’s Next”

New Report: “Findings From the First Decade and What’s Next”

In 2008, Talent Development Secondary launched the Diplomas Now program that combines TDS’ whole-school reform model and expert curricular instruction, with City Year Americorp staff and Communities In Schools support services. The collaborative effort partnered with high-need secondary schools across the nation for one of the largest and longest randomized control trials ever conducted of […]

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Talent Development Secondary Recognized in TulsaPeople

Talent Development Secondary Recognized in TulsaPeople

Talent Development Secondary is recognized as one of Growing Together’s partners in Tulsa, OK in the February issue of TulsaPeople. The article highlights the many partners that Growing Together works with to help promote education and community investment in Tulsa, OK. Follow this link for the full article.

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Social and Emotional Learning Webinar – Feb. 22 at 1:30pm EST

Social and Emotional Learning Webinar – Feb. 22 at 1:30pm EST

Join Dr. Robert Balfanz, Ph.D. and Johann Liljengren for an informative look at Tools & Strategies to Support Social and Emotional Learning. Dr. Balfanz will provide an in-depth examination of Social and Emotional Learning. Dr. Balfanz, aided by Johann Liljengren, will also examine how the tools and supports embedded in Mastering the Middle Grades and Freshman Seminar help […]

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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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