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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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Talent Development Secondary receives a Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation award

Talent Development Secondary receives a Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation award

The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation awarded Talent Development Secondary a generous gift to support its work in East Feliciana, Louisiana. The Wilson Foundation’s gift will go towards TDS’ school improvement program at East Feliciana Middle , Jackson Elementary and East Feliciana High Schools. The leadership, staff, and students at these schools will benefit greatly from the additional […]

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Diplomas Now recognized by Arne Duncan as an innovative community partnership

Diplomas Now recognized by Arne Duncan as an innovative community partnership

Arne Duncan, Former Secretary of Education from 2009 – 2015, gives a shout out to Diplomas Now as an “innovative community partnership” in his article Arne Duncan: Obama Should Focus On Our Kids on TIME. “We’ve made further progress by investing in innovative community partnerships like Diplomas Now, which help schools track student attendance, grades and behavioral […]

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MMG/FS Webinar

MMG/FS Webinar

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. Aided by Johann Liljengren, they will also examine how the tools and supports embedded in Mastering the Middle Grades and Freshman Seminar help students […]

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Talent Development Secondary 2015-2016 Annual Report

Talent Development Secondary 2015-2016 Annual Report

Talent Development Secondary’s Annual Report includes highlights and accomplishments, and captures the compelling results TDS achieved at many of the nation’s most challenged schools in 2015 – 2016. Follow this link for the full report. (PDF)            

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Partner Schools Make Top 10 in Philadelphia School Ranking!

Partner Schools Make Top 10 in Philadelphia School Ranking!

Current partner school, Grover Washington Jr. Middle School was ranked #4 and former partner school Woodrow Wilson Middle School was ranked #8 for last year’s data around standardized tests, Keystone Exams and the SAT/ACT college admissions tests. The ranking also included how many students performed proficiently on standardized tests and improvements made by students who had previously underperformed on these […]

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