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How a Tulsa ‘failure factory’ turned around its graduation rate in three years

School partnerships at a high school in Oklahoma combine relationship-building with data analysis to boost the graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years. December 5, 2017 By Amadou Diallo, The Hetchinger Report The Christian Science Monitor Under the umbrella of Diplomas Now, three separate organizations operate on Webster’s campus. City Year, with its team of 10 corps members, is the most Read more »

Diplomas Now featured in National Dropout Prevention Guide

The Institute of Education Sciences, which is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has published an updated What Works Clearinghouse Dropout Prevention Practice Guide. This guide highlights Diplomas Now in a number of places and focuses on four recommendations for reducing dropout rates in secondary schools, all of which align directly with the Diplomas Now model: Monitor the progress of all Read more »

Diplomas Now Luther Burbank High School is the Graduation Challenge Winner!

Diplomas Now and Get Schooled teamed up to create a fun and friendly Graduation Challenge that would increase graduation rates and inspire seniors to finish off the year strong. Congratulations to Luther Burbank High School for being our Graduation Challenge winner! They hit it out of the ballpark by getting over 75% of their seniors to make the promise to graduate. The grand prize Read more »

Diplomas Now Partners With Get Schooled for Graduation Challenge

The  Graduation Challenge is a fun and friendly competition designed to increase graduation rates and inspire seniors to finish off the school year strong. Prizes and recognition opportunities help incentivize students to stay on their path to success. Online activities, games and tools support students throughout their educational path. High schools in the Diplomas Now network will compete to earn the most points by Read more »

Diplomas Now Releases New Report Alongside Congressional Briefing: Findings From the First Decade and What’s Next

Diplomas Now was proud to be a part of “Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act: How Flexibility and Use of Evidence Can Improve Outcomes,” a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill hosted on Feb. 15 by Results for America. Diplomas Now co-founder Robert Balfanz, who was recently named to Results for America’s Inaugural Nonprofit Fellowship Program, was featured on the panel at the briefing, where he Read more »

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