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Partner Spotlight: In Montgomery County, Ohio, 2019 was a big year

  • Danielle Stangler
  • January 8, 2020

In today’s economy, a high school diploma is no longer the preferred credential — it’s an absolutely essential starting point. That’s why the Montgomery County Education Service Center has helped students from 14 districts in Western Ohio enroll in programs that provide a flexible and supportive path to achieving their high school diploma. This year

Education 2020: Five trends to be prepared for in the next year

  • Danielle Stangler

It’s that time of year again — the time when pundits and prognosticators line up to tell you what the “next big thing” will be over the coming 12 months. Nobody knows the future, of course, but we’ve seen exponential momentum toward these five trends, and expect each of these areas of education to become

Still moving toward ‘the promise land’

  • Danielle Stangler

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, on what would have been his 91st year, it is worthwhile to consider how we might continue to honor his fight.  If he were still with us today — 91 would have been a long life, yes, though not an unreasonable expectation – what would he

Announcing new features to the Administrator Portal

  • Danielle Stangler
  • December 13, 2019

As an organization that invests heavily in technology and bringing online education to our students, we’ve been working hard to update the administrator portal for all of our partners. We will be rolling out many new features to help our partners navigate through their roster of students as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Our goal

Ruby’s story: ‘It just all seemed too good to be true’

  • Danielle Stangler
  • November 25, 2019

It’s been months since Ruby earned her diploma, but she still lets out a little laugh every time she looks at it.  “It makes me so happy,” she said, “but, to be honest, it just all seemed too good to be true.” She had been out of school for more than 20 years when she

Three ways to help students stay on routine during the holiday breaks

  • Danielle Stangler
  • November 7, 2019

When researchers surveyed school districts across the nation, they found a surprising diversity of holiday vacation spans. For Thanksgiving, some districts offered their students and teachers as little as three days off; others had breaks that lasted more than a week. Some winter breaks were a week long. Others lasted nearly three weeks. No matter

Students will make mistakes, but ‘I try to always find the best in them’

  • Danielle Stangler

Driving across Highway 410 is like driving across America. There’s a little bit of everything. The freeway crosses the beautiful White River, past forests and farm fields, through several small towns and suburbs. This is Tonya Hammer’s daily drive. The Graduation Alliance local advocate works with students in three school districts along the 410 in

100 years later, this is why we still need American Education Week

  • Danielle Stangler

It was 1919, and the boys were home from World War I. But the world was changing — and changing fast — and leaders from the National Education Association and American Legion were distressed to learn that a quarter of all war veterans were illiterate. Yet many Americans didn’t see that as a problem. Fewer

Cheyenne’s story: ‘It was something I was determined to change’

  • Danielle Stangler

For as long as she can remember, Cheyenne has wanted to be a nurse. “Ever since middle school, and maybe before that even, it’s just something I really wanted to do,” said the former Pennsylvania resident, who is now living in Ohio.  But before Cheyenne had the chance to finish high school, her plans had