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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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Governor Inslee to visit partner school, Aki Kurose Middle School, for bill signing

Governor Inslee to visit partner school, Aki Kurose Middle School, for bill signing

HB 1541 focuses on closing the educational opportunity gap. March 30, 2016 SEATTLE– Gov. Jay Inslee will visit Aki Kurose Middle school this Wednesday, where he will sign House Bill 1541: Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee. In the Seattle […]

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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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TDS featured at Tulsa community graduation rate summit

TDS featured at Tulsa community graduation rate summit

At the GradNation Community Summit in Tulsa on January  8, Charles Hiteshew told attendees that Tulsa could become the first midsize city in the nation to graduate 90% of high school students–if it can convert just 540 students per year from dropouts to graduates, using whole-school reform strategies like those successfully implemented in the Diplomas […]

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Bob Balfanz a Nonprofit All-Star

Bob Balfanz a Nonprofit All-Star

TDS co-director Robert Balfanz has been named a Nonprofit All-Star by Moneyball for Government, a program of Results for America, for his work with Diplomas Now and the Everyone Graduates Center and for his commitment to data-driven, evidence-based practices on behalf of America’s students. Read more here.

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2015 TDS Guiding Principle Awards

2015 TDS Guiding Principle Awards

Click here to view a photo album of the recipients of the 2015 Talent Development Secondary Guiding Principle Awards. The awards were presented during the Diplomas Now Summer Institute 2015 in July in Tulsa, OK.

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Tulsa Conference: Robert Balfanz addresses dropout problem

Tulsa Conference: Robert Balfanz addresses dropout problem

One large Broadway theater. At roughly 1,500 seats, that’s about how many high school dropouts Tulsa needs to convert to high school graduates to do its part in helping the nation increase its graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020. That was the visual cue offered Tuesday in Tulsa at the national summer conference of […]

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Diplomas Now Nominated For CLASSY Award

Diplomas Now Nominated For CLASSY Award

Diplomas Now is nominated for a CLASSY Award in the Education Quality & Completion category. Programs in this category are focused on keeping students in school and ensuring a high quality of education. Diplomas Now joins four other organizations nominated in this category. Read more on the CLASSY Awards site. This year marks the fifth […]

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