Diplomas Now Seattle Team Wins Road Map Project Special Recognition Award

Congratulations to the Diplomas Now team at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle for winning a Special Recognition Award in the inaugural Road Map Project Awards Program. The Road Map Project is a community effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle.

New York City Finds Success in Cutting Chronic Absenteeism in School

New Report Examines Impact of Truancy Task Force

Mentors, wake-up calls to students, incentives and weekly "student success" meetings led by principals helped New York City significantly cut chronic absenteeism in schools, according to a new report by the Everyone Graduates Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Diplomas Now employs some of the same strategies, especially mentors.

New Programs at Cardozo Give Students Extra Help to Get to College

Two new exciting programs are getting off the ground this fall to help more students at Cardozo Education Campus get extra help to get into college – and pay for it! The two programs – Strive for College and Scholarship America – are providing tools, coaching and resources to enable students to get into college, thanks to two new generous grants totaling $350,000 from the PepsiCo Foundation.

Summer Institute 2013: Learning from experience, building on successes

This year's Summer Institute included two days of workshops and sessions for Diplomas Now teams from across the country, including the new schools in Jacksonville, Fla., and a large contingent of principals who are partnering with Diplomas Now in their schools. This year, for the first time, Diplomas Now gave a series of 10 awards to exemplary staffers, schools and principals.