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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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TALENT DEVELOPMENT SECONDARY APPOINTS CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

TALENT DEVELOPMENT SECONDARY APPOINTS CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

Laura E. Weeldreyer, a Baltimore educator, consultant, public school administrator and state school board member, has been named chief program officer of Talent Development Secondary, a school improvement model at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Social Organization of Schools. Weeldreyer will be in charge of day-to-day operations for the evidence-based program, […]

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Partner School, Aki Kurose Middle School, chosen as site for Washington Governor to sign HB 1541 into law.

Partner School, Aki Kurose Middle School, chosen as site for Washington Governor to sign HB 1541 into law.

HB1541, Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee,  will be signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee at Aki Kurose’s library on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 1:30pm in the library. Follow this link for the bill reports. The final bill, as […]

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Mia Williams Named Washington Middle School Principal of the Year 2016

Mia Williams Named Washington Middle School Principal of the Year 2016

Congratulations to partner school Aki Kurose Middle School’s principal Mia Williams on being recognized for her passion to provide exceptional learning experiences for her school’s students and contributions to the profession. Williams Named Washington State Middle School Principal of the Year March 18, 2016 Original article published by Seattle Public Schools Mia Williams, Aki Kurose […]

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TDS Partner School, Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX is making great strides with “The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way”

TDS Partner School, Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX is making great strides with “The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way”

The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way: Better Identify At-Risk Kids, Do Whatever It Takes to Get Them to Graduation Day March 16, 2016 By Mark Keierleber, The Seventy Four Researcher Robert Balfanz says by ninth grade, he can identify 75% of the kids who will drop out from high school. That’s when a team of nonprofits rushes […]

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No library at McCormack School? Okay, say teachers, let’s build one

No library at McCormack School? Okay, say teachers, let’s build one

In the wake of a cut in funding a decade ago, the library at the John W. McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point was closed, leaving students without a quiet, out-of-the mainstream place to study and read. Neema Avashia, the school’s 8th-grade civics teacher, was in her third year when the library’s doors closed. Over […]

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