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MDRC Releases Second Report Evaluating 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 Read more »


Best of Diplomas Now Nominations Now Open!

It’s time to nominate your colleagues for a Best of Diplomas Now Award! The Diplomas Now Best of awards recognize Schools, Principals, Site Teams, School Transformation Facilitators, City Year Program Managers, and Communities In Schools Site Coordinators for providing the best of the Diplomas Now model. Nominations can be made by anyone at a Diplomas Now Site/City or members of the local Executive Team. Read more »


Education Secretary Honors Diplomas Now and Booker T. Washington Senior

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan applauded Moises Arzu, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, at an event in Washington, D.C., Thursday to push for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Duncan praised Moises on his transformation from a troubled ninth grader to a successful senior headed to Fisk University and recognized the progress of Booker T. Washington High Read more »


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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