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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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Partner School, Noble Elementary-Middle School, Released from the State of Michigan’s Priority Cohort Schools Status List

Partner School, Noble Elementary-Middle School, Released from the State of Michigan’s Priority Cohort Schools Status List

Detroit Public Schools is pleased to announce that 12 of its schools have been released from the State of Michigan’s 2012 Priority Cohort Schools Status List. This signals that the state’s School Reform/Redesign Office recognizes the hard work being done by each school’s leadership and teaching staff, and their focus on data-driven decisions which are […]

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Partner School, Eastside Memorial High School, Announced as First Winner of The Rather Prize

Partner School, Eastside Memorial High School, Announced as First Winner of The Rather Prize

March 7, 2016 AUSTIN (KXAN) — An East Austin high school making a comeback has another reason to celebrate. Monday night at SXSWedu, Eastside Memorial High School found out they won the first Rather Prize, which comes with a $10,000 grant. Back in August of 2015, former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather and his […]

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Talent Development Secondary Receives $60,000 Listen for Good Award

Talent Development Secondary Receives $60,000 Listen for Good Award

Talent Development Secondary is among 19 nonprofits selected to receive a $60,000 grant for the Listen for Good project from the Fund for Shared Insight and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. First Cohort of ‘Listen for Good’ Grantees Announced Fund for Shared Insight selects 19 nonprofits to pilot new feedback initiative; 13 co‐funders support first […]

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