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South High School, Columbus Report Card Conferences Featured

South High School, Columbus Report Card Conferences Featured

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Students at South High School took home report cards on Thursday, November 14, and most have not only maintained their GPA,  but improved. The principal credits the new program called Diplomas Now. To see more about the Diplomas Now program in Columbus schools, see our Columbus Success Stories page.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bringing resources together and creating a climate of change in some of Tulsa’s “toughest neighborhoods” were the goals of a gathering at the Guthrie Green on Tuesday evening. Supporters of the Eugene Field and Kendall-Whittier neighborhoods joined representatives from several area organizations and foundations for a picnic at the downtown park. The event was a […]

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Charrette for Baltimore Talent Development High School

Charrette for Baltimore Talent Development High School

9 a.m. – 4p.m. Thursday, June 27 Johns Hopkins University School of Education, 2800 N. Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218 The Center for Social Organization of Schools, operator of Baltimore Talent Development High School, will hold a charrette, an intensive planning session to address the design of the school as it moves into its second […]

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Robert Balfanz named “Champion of Change” by White House

Robert Balfanz named “Champion of Change” by White House

Robert Balfanz, a senior research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, is among 10 education leaders named White House “Champions of Change” for their commitment to furthering education among African Americans. See more information at the White House website. Robert Balfanz, a senior research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, is among 10 education leaders […]

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The Case for Baltimore Talent Development High School

The Case for Baltimore Talent Development High School

To The School Commissioners of Baltimore City Public Schools Jan. 29, 2013 The Case for Baltimore Talent Development High School This brief presents information that we believe will help the Baltimore City School Commissioners make an informed decision regarding the recommendations they have received as part of the School Renewal Process to end the Center […]

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‘Insider Trading’ Used to Retool Failing Schools

‘Insider Trading’ Used to Retool Failing Schools

Baton Rouge, La. — Three years ago, Broadmoor Middle School in east Baton Rouge was on the brink of failure. It had a 50 percent suspension rate, and every year, roughly one in four students was falling behind in English and math. In other schools, such startling numbers often prompt full-scale turnaround efforts — meaning […]

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Schools Opening Strong

Schools Opening Strong

It’s Back to School season and Talent Development Secondary schools around the country are welcoming students and opening strong. Here are some photos of first days and preparations for the 2012-2013 school year.     A Saturday morning professional development session in preparation for the new school year brought together teachers who were enthusiastic and […]

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