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Student Mental Health: Why Educators Should Care and How They Can Help

  • Joanna
  • April 5, 2023

Between 2019 and 2021, suicide attempts by teen girls increased by more than 51% according to a study by the CDC. In just three years, the number of teen girls in our country who attempted to take their own lives increased by more than half. This news knocked the wind out of us and made

Schools partner in program to improve chronic absenteeism

  • Joanna
  • February 17, 2023

Amherst New Era-Progress, February 16, 2023 Amherst County Public Schools is participating in a program called ENGAGE Virginia, a free service aimed at helping address chronic absenteeism in the school division. Continue reading

State Superintendent Announces Pandemic Recovery Program for Students

  • Joanna
  • February 13, 2023

February 13, 2023 RICHMOND – Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow announced today that the Virginia Department of Education has launched “Engage Virginia,” an academic recovery and coaching program to help students recover from the impact of the pandemic on learning, attendance and related issues. Continue reading

Engage New Hampshire program helps students return to classroom

  • Joanna

WMUR9 abc, February 13, 2023 A recently implemented program is helping New Hampshire students get back into school after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a spike in students not showing up for class. Since it was launched in August, 1,300 Granite State students have been referred to the Engage New Hampshire program. Continue reading

Get Credit-Deficient Seniors Across the Finish Line

  • Joanna
  • February 6, 2023

What are some ways you help your credit-deficient students over the finish line? School districts we work with often have a menu of options to help these students. Options include: Tutors After-school study sessions Summer school Credit recovery Modified grading (Pass/fail system) Teacher office hours Credit waivers Pace- and progress-focused coaches High School Equivalency (HSE)

Missouri program allows adults to earn high school diploma free online

  • Joanna
  • January 26, 2023

Fulton Sun, January 26, 2023 A new program will allow Missourians who didn’t finish high school to earn a diploma online for free. The Missouri Workforce Diploma Program, through the passage of Senate Bill 718 in 2022, allows adult high school providers to offer Missourians 21 and older the chance to earn a diploma online,

Missouri adults can now earn an accredited high school diploma online for free

  • Joanna
  • January 13, 2023

Fox4, January 13, 2023 Over 455,000 Missourians left high school without earning a diploma. Now, through a new program from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, those adults will have the opportunity to finish high school 100% online and at no cost through the Missouri Workforce Diploma Program. Continue reading

Years later, woman earns her CW diploma; also CW Schools survey

  • Joanna
  • December 20, 2022

Columbus Messenger December 20, 2022 Dec. 19 was special for Canal Winchester resident Deidra Hudson when she became a graduate of Canal Winchester Local Schools after interrupting her education at the end of her junior year in the 1980s. Continue reading

Online adult high school program celebrates 500th graduate in 2022

  • Joanna
  • November 11, 2022

 Columbus, OH, November 11, 2022 — Ohio 22+ Adult High School Diploma Program providers that partner with Graduation Alliance celebrated their 500th graduate of 2022 on November 3. Eight educational institutions throughout Ohio offer this state-funded program in partnership with Graduation Alliance, which allows Ohio adults to finish their high school requirements online at