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Dr. Balfanz testifies before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee

Dr. Robert Balfanz testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health Education Labor & Pensions on Tuesday, February 3. at a hearing on “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Innovation to Better Meet the Needs of Students.”

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Diplomas Now Releases New Video

Diplomas Now just released a new video highlighting the national dropout crisis and explaining how the Diplomas Now partnership works to improve graduation rates in schools across the country. Diplomas Now provides the right support to the right students at the right time to make our country stronger.

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Diplomas Now Kicks Off 2014 Attendance Challenge

This fall, Diplomas Now schools have the opportunity to win fame, glory and prizes for good attendance.

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New MDRC Report Highlights and Evaluates Diplomas Now

Diplomas Now, through the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) fund, is implementing a randomized control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of its model on improving student attendance, behavior and course performance. This evaluation, led by MDRC, is the largest randomized control trial of secondary school transformation in the nation’s history and has the potential to have significant influence on the way that schools are supported for years to come. The first of three i3 reports from MDRC has been released, and highlights school recruitment and the first year of model implementation at schools, with a focus on establishing baseline information on school operating conditions and Diplomas Now model fidelity.

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Ohio Controlling Board Approves Grant to South High School

The Ohio Controlling Board this week approved a $700,000 grant to the Diplomas Now partnership at South High School in Columbus from the Straight A Fund.

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