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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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Frankford High School Recipient of AT&T Aspire Connect to Success Award!

Frankford High School Recipient of AT&T Aspire Connect to Success Award!

October 14, 2016 Ninth-graders at Frankford High School will get more help staying on track for graduation and preparing for their futures with assistance from Diplomas Now, a proven model that puts students on a path to graduation, which received a $500,000 contribution from AT&T. AT&T’s contribution to Diplomas Now was the focus of a […]

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Congratulations to our 2016 Guiding Principles Award winners!

Congratulations to our 2016 Guiding Principles Award winners!

Annually, Talent Development Secondary hands out awards to TDS staff who best exemplify one of the six guiding principles: Closest to Home This reflects the value that the best decisions are made closest to the situation. Example: an IF who has successfully customized the TDS model or instructional approach to meet the needs of the […]

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Daniel Velasco, TDS Northeast Regional Director, Recognized by New York City Mayor

Daniel Velasco, TDS Northeast Regional Director, Recognized by New York City Mayor

Daniel Velasco, regional director for the School of Education’s Talent Development Secondary (TDS) programs in Boston, Philadelphia and New York, was honored recently for his volunteer service by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as part of the fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. For the past two years, Velasco has […]

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Talent Development Secondary receives Capital Area United Way grant to implement Diplomas Now Model in East Baton Rouge, LA

Talent Development Secondary receives Capital Area United Way grant to implement Diplomas Now Model in East Baton Rouge, LA

Talent Development Secondary recently received a grant award from Capital Area United Way for its work in East Baton Rouge, La. This award will support the work of Talent Development Secondary as the lead partner in Diplomas Now, an innovative model that brings together three successful nonprofits,  Talent Development Secondary, City Year and Communities In […]

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Companies show their appreciation for teachers by offering discounts.

Companies show their appreciation for teachers by offering discounts.

Thank you to all the teachers who dedicate their lives to planting the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime. Below is a list of discounts for not only #TeacherAppreciationWeek, but also year-round discounts extended to educators. Teacher Appreciation Week Deals From restaurant discounts to clothing promotions, use these deals to save money throughout Teacher […]

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