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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 »


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 »


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