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Online Company First To Receive State Reimbursement Funds

  • Joanna
  • August 21, 2019

WFYI Indianapolis, August 20, 2019 – An online learning company will soon be given state funding to help adults get their high school diploma. It’s the first organization approved to receive grant money from the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement fund. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet approved reimbursements for Graduation Alliance up to $6,750 for each eligible Hoosier

Tell them we are resilient  

  • matthew laplante
  • July 5, 2019

The documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” by director Stanley Nelson is the story of how black Americans fought against inadequate funding, overcrowded classrooms, poor facilities and inequitable government funding. It is also a story of remarkable resilience, and one that many of our teachers, counselors and social

The pill and the placebo: What everyone needs to know about diplomas and GEDs

  • matthew laplante
  • June 27, 2019

Let’s say there were two different pills before you. People who take the first pill are less likely to suffer from heart disease, heart attack, cancer and diabetes. Taking it is associated with a 50 percent reduction in the rates of emphysema and liver disease. It has even been shown that people on this pill

‘My academic coach would be the first person I would call’

  • matthew laplante
  • June 25, 2019

Benjamin knew more doors would open to him with a high school diploma. But with a requirement to spend six hours per day at a place he didn’t want to be, he knew the traditional high school setting wasn’t for him. “It was a struggle,” he said. “I looked at getting a general education degree,

A fully staffed summer school program — without the cost

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  • May 21, 2019

Some are motivated students who have fallen behind in a single course due to illness, injury or another temporary situation. Others need multiple courses to get back on track. Still others need intensive intervention. At Graduation Alliance, we know that there is no one-size-fits-all summer school. That’s why we work with school districts across the

Don’t let students start summer on a low note!

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Kelly had fallen behind. Not just in one class, but in three. The embarrassment of what had happened was bad enough. But now she was dealing with the anxiety of being “behind.” Do you know a student like Kelly? Whether your students need to make up a single class or they need to make up

Let us do Summer School for you

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Li wasn’t a bad student. She just had a hard time with algebra. As a result, she found herself at the end of her freshman year without the original credit she needed to stay on track for graduation. One problem: There weren’t enough students who needed algebra to warrant a summer school class. That’s where

You can make summer count for students who are behind

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  • May 17, 2019

Research shows that summer school programs that provide individualized instruction are more effective than those that do not. Many school districts, however, lack the resources to provide content, instructional technology, and pace of learning that are based upon the abilities and interest of each learner. Online learning programs that offer one-size-fits-all courses won’t help —

‘You’ve got to set the example’

  • matthew laplante
  • April 3, 2019

Megan saw first-hand what can happen to a family that doesn’t value education. “I came from a broken-down home,” she said. “I always wanted to finish high school but had obstacles in life. My mom and step-dad were on drugs. I really didn’t have money, but I left home and ventured into the world at

‘The extra push to graduate has definitely helped me’

  • matthew laplante
  • March 20, 2019

Natasha faced anxiety from the thought of attending a traditional high school classroom. “Anything online and accessible throughout the day was better than regular school in a building at set times,” the Seatac, Washington, native said. “I had dark times and depressed and did not see value in life and going to school and dealing