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Whether full-time or temporary, students often need help managing extra time

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • November 12, 2020

One of the things that many students recognized when they began taking online classes as a result of the global health crisis is that even if they’re working just as hard to master the course content, they suddenly have a lot of time in their day. That makes sense. A lot of a traditional school

South Carolina launches program to re-engage students

  • Madison Schiefelbein

There are many reasons why a student might be disengaged or not progressing academically right now — and even those who were previously thriving in their classes before the pandemic may now be struggling. That’s why South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recently announced a new program that will support students who need

Staci’s story: ‘You can be better’

  • Madison Schiefelbein

Nobody tried to talk Staci out of leaving school before earning a diploma. And even if they had, she probably would have left anyway. She knew what it felt like to grow up without the support of her parents, and she didn’t want her siblings to have the same experience. “I had to grow up

De’jah’s Story: ‘I had to get this done’

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • October 21, 2020

De’jah didn’t have far to go. But when the COVID-19 pandemic closed her school, she was suddenly missing out on the support she was relying on to keep moving toward her graduation goal. “Honestly, I just wasn’t doing my work,” she said. “As soon as I started to not understand something, I felt discouraged and

This attendance recovery checklist can help you re-engage students

  • Madison Schiefelbein

Even if school was to return “back to normal” soon, students who have dis-engaged during the current global health crisis are at tremendous risk for failing to graduate. And, of course, it’s possible that our “new normal” will be the status quo for some time to come. So what can you do to re-engage students

How to ensure students can be located — before things go wrong

  • Madison Schiefelbein

Even in this vastly interconnected world, it’s remarkably easy to lose contact with students. Physical and mental health problems suddenly materialize. Students become involved in the juvenile justice system. Families move. Phone numbers change. Today, educators across the nation are learning about yet another way that they can lose contact with students: a global health

Here’s how New Mexico education leaders ‘flattened the curve’ of lost students during school shutdowns

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • July 7, 2020

In April 2020, just weeks after the Governor’s office announced school closures for the remainder of the school year, the New Mexico Public Education Department demonstrated strong leadership and foresight and developed a program to support districts and students during the difficult and abrupt transition to full-time remote learning. The new program, referred to as

Re-engage Students by Incorporating SEL and Resiliency

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • June 12, 2020

Ron Gibbs Director of Professional Services – Graduation Alliance Last month, Graduation Alliance hosted a webinar on Resiliency—managing stress and grief during COVID-19. Dr. Scott Solberg, a Boston University Professor with a background in Counseling Psychology, led the discussion, and following the webinar, he was asked a question about how we should look to transition

Graduation Alliance’s Quality Matters Course Template Accepted with No Changes

  • Joanna
  • June 4, 2020

Jeffrey Kissinger Vice President of Learning and Innovation – Graduation Alliance Graduation Alliance is committed to serving the needs of each individual learner and excels at enabling even the most at-risk student populations to succeed. This starts with exceptionally-designed courses and curriculum. Some of the unique aspects to Graduation Alliance’s curriculum and instructional design processes