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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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Making the Grade: A Progress Report and Next Steps for Integrated Student Supports

Making the Grade: A Progress Report and Next Steps for Integrated Student Supports

Making the Grade: A Progress Report and Next Steps for Integrated Student Supports A report produced by Child Trends Talent Development Secondary (TDS) is proud to report that the recent Child Trends analysis of established integrated student support providers highlighted that TDS generates positive impacts on high school attendance, in addition to being the lead […]

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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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