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Diplomas Now Leaders Featured at 2012 Building a Grad Nation Summit

On March 19 and 20, Bob Balfanz and Doug Elmer of Diplomas Now were featured speakers at the 2012 Building a Grad Nation Summit. The summit is the premier event of Grad Nation, a 10-year campaign by America’s Promise Alliance to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce.

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Diplomas Now School Wins National 2011 Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge

Diplomas Now congratulates partner Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle, WA, for winning the national title in the 2011 Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge. Aki Kurose led the pack of nearly 80,000 students at 73 schools in 17 states this fall and through the challenge, its students improved their attendance by a remarkable 3.7 percent.

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Diplomas Now Leader Robert Balfanz Testifies for the U.S. House of Representatives

Watch video testimony provided before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and the Workforce, during a hearing on the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, “Re-Authorizing ESEA: The Need for Federal Guideposts, Guardrails, and Catalysts.”

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Big Ideas Competition

Diplomas Now is pleased to announce the winners of the first Big Ideas mini-grants competition among its school sites who were full of creative ideas to boost students’ ABCs – attendance, behavior, and course performance.

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