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Diplomas Now in the News:

Ne-Yo Encourages Attendance and Education During School Visit
Look to the Stars
February 28, 2012

Teens publish book about their lives beyond school
Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2012

WA middle school wins attendance contest
Associated Press, January 27, 2012

Ending America’s Droupout Crisis Part 1: Middle School Intervention That Works
Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman, January 26, 2012

Obama Wades Into Issue of Raising Dropout Age
New York Times, January 25, 2012

Martin Luther King Day Service Project
C-SPAN, January 16, 2012

Let’s Focus on Chronic Absenteeism
Education Week, January 4, 2012

A Narrower Focus Helps City Year Win Grants and Increase Its Impact
Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 4, 2011

Researchers, Nonprofit Leaders Discuss School Absences
Bloomberg EDU, November 28, 2011

L.A. Learning to Curb High School Dropouts
Los Angeles Business Journal, November 28, 2011

Progress Lags in High School, Especially for Low-Income Youth
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, November 2, 2011

Students Help Build Community Garden at Capitol Middle School
WBRZ Baton Rouge, October 15, 2011

Strategies to Prevent Youth from Dropping Out
WDET Detroit, September 19, 2011

At a ‘Restart’ School, It Starts With Long Lines
New York Times, September 8, 2011

Students, principals feel first-day-of-school jitters as metro Detroit returns to the classroom
Detroit Free Press, September 6, 2011

Diplomas Now: A New Approach to Student Achievement
WJBK FOX News, August 25, 2011

‘Restart’ Partners Say They Plan to Ease Into Management Role
Gotham Schools, August 12, 2011

CISD in Partnership with Diplomas Now/Michigan Future to Open New School in the Fall
Peoplemovers, June 28, 2011

Inside Detroit Public Schools
WRCJ 90.9, June 19, 2011

Diplomas Now: Providing Solutions to the Education Crisis in America
Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, June 2011

New Orleans Schools a Study in Contrasts
Education News, April 7, 2011

Back on Track to Graduate
Educational Leadership
, April 2011

As Student Absenteeism Rises, a Charter School Fights Back
New York Times
, March 25, 2011

Diplomas Now: Improving Graduation Rates
Urban Teacher Life, March 23, 2011

S.C. Project Steps ‘Dropout Factories’
Sun News
, January 21, 2011

Program Reduces Dropout Rate in Columbia
WACH FOX News, January 20, 2011

ABCs for Dropout Rate Reform (video)
CBS News, November 30, 2010

White House Call Out of Diplomas Now
White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, July 7, 2010

To Fight ‘Droupout Factories,’ School Program Starts Young
USA Today
, May 28, 2010

‘Diplomas Now’ Offers Potential Dropouts Lots of Help (pdf)
Education Week
, December 16, 2009

Program Aims to Prevent Dropouts (pdf)
San Antonio Express News
, December 4, 2009

Diplomas Now Helps Prevent Dropouts
Johns Hopkins Newsletter, October 8, 2009

Students on Track for Graduation (pdf)
Middle Ground
, August 2009