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$500,000 from AT&T Helps Diplomas Now Boost Graduation Rates at Frankford High School

Program one of 18 Recipients of $10 Million in Contributions to Programs Across U.S.  PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — October 14, 2016 — Ninth-graders at Frankford High School will get more help staying on track for graduation and preparing for their futures with assistance from Diplomas Now, a proven model that puts students on a path to graduation, which received a $500,000 contribution from AT&T. AT&T’s contribution Read more »


New Study: Diplomas Now Increases Percentage of Students without Early-Warning Signs, Boosting Odds of High School Graduation in Nation’s Most Challenged Urban Schools

Building On All It Has Learned, Diplomas Now Plans to Use New Evidence to Support More High-Poverty Schools and Their Most Vulnerable Students June 21, 2016 – Diplomas Now, a model designed to improve the nation’s most challenged middle and high schools and the outcomes of their most vulnerable students, increases the percentage of sixth- and ninth-graders with no early-warning signs in attendance, behavior, Read more »


New Study: Diplomas Now Increases Percentage of Students without Early-Warning Signs

Diplomas Now increases the percentage of sixth- and ninth-graders with no early-warning signs in attendance, behavior and course performance, according to a major new study released today. This finding is important because prior research shows that sixth- and ninth-graders without early warning indicators graduate at rates two to three times higher than students with such issues. Prior research shows that graduation rates for sixth-graders with just one early warning Read more »


Boston NBC Affiliate Features Success of The English High School

Urban Update, a news program on the NBC affiliate in Boston, highlighted the success of Diplomas Now partner school The English High School. The English High School in Boston is one of the first high schools nationally that has implemented the Diplomas Now program for the past four years. Watch how Diplomas Now helped The English High School senior Stevaughn Dowdy overcome incredible challenges Read more »


Diplomas Now Partner School Surpasses District & State Graduation Rates

During the 2013-2014 school year, Manual Arts High School, a Diplomas Now partner school, achieved a 79% graduation rate. This surpasses the Los Angeles Unified School District graduation rate of 70%. In addition, graduation rates among African American and Hispanic Manual Arts seniors reached 81% and 80%, exceeding California’s 68% overall graduation rate for these two groups. Manual Arts’ 2013-2014 graduation rate corresponds with Read more »


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