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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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Addressing Early Warning Indicators: Interim Impact Findings from the Investing in Innovation (i3) Evaluation of Diplomas Now

Addressing Early Warning Indicators: Interim Impact Findings from the Investing in Innovation (i3) Evaluation of Diplomas Now

Diplomas Now, a model designed to improve the nation’s most challenged middle and high schools and the outcomes of their most vulnerable students, increases the percentage of sixth- and ninth-graders with no early-warning signs in attendance, behavior, and course performance, according to a major new study released today. This finding is important because prior research […]

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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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Aki Kursoe Middle School recipient of Community Grant from College Spark Washington

Aki Kursoe Middle School recipient of Community Grant from College Spark Washington

Congratulations to partner school Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle, Washington for being awarded a grant to develop more intensive interventions to lower the rates of early warning indicators (EWI) for African American males! The grant, funded by College Spark Washington, is for the next two years. Students in the project will engage in goal […]

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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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