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In Defense of Remote Learning

  • Sarah Smith
  • November 29, 2021

One of the things being echoed in the dozens of education articles filling news feeds daily is: Remote learning is the worst thing since New Coke. What is New Coke? Exactly. Everyone is talking about remote learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden, urgent, and national transformation of brick-and-mortar education into online learning

Student, Parent, and Administrator Portal

  • Sarah Smith

The Graduation Alliance portal is a one-stop-shop for students enrolled in a Graduation Alliance program. Every student has access to the portal, making it easy for them to: Check their grades and feedback on assignments Complete coursework and view upcoming assignments Connect with their support team View their progress toward graduation No textbooks or physical

Combating Seasonal Depression

  • Sarah Smith

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as seasonal depression, is common among teens around this time of year. According to an article for Los Angeles Times High School Insider, “The symptoms of SAD are the same as those of depression and include loss of interest in activities you enjoy, moodiness, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness,

Schools of Distinction: Recognizing excellence in education

  • Sarah Smith
  • November 17, 2021

Cognia Website, November 17, 2021 In 2021, Cognia initiated its Schools of Distinction award program. Across the world, educators dedicate themselves to maximizing opportunities for learners. The Schools of Distinction award recognizes schools and systems that truly stand out in their service to learners. Many members of the Cognia Global Network seek accreditation from Cognia,

Stress Is Our Secret Superpower

  • Sarah Smith
  • November 3, 2021

This year, National Stress Awareness Day is Nov. 3, 2021. We have all probably read more about stress over the past year and a half than we wanted to, so we decided to focus this year on the positive impacts of stress. We have often heard that life changes like getting married, moving to a

How to Support Your Students and Staff During Winter Break

  • Sarah Smith

Winter break is on the horizon — Can you see it? Rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation are just a few weeks away, and you’re probably already filling your calendar with family activities and home improvement projects. While winter break is a long-awaited respite from the hustle and bustle of the academic year, it’s not always restful

Student Spotlight: Jaina

  • Sarah Smith

For Jaina, getting her high school diploma was an act of self-love. “I allowed things to happen to me because I didn’t believe I was good enough, was worthy, or mattered,” Jaina said. “The older I got, the more I started believing in myself, trying to love myself, and telling myself that I mattered. Getting

National Bullying Prevention Month

  • Sarah Smith
  • October 4, 2021

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a serious problem for students because it can increase their risks of developing anxiety and depression, struggling with their academic performance, and dropping out of school. It’s imperative for educators to try to prevent bullying, stop it in its tracks when it begins, and support students who

New Diploma Program for South Carolina Adults

  • Sarah Smith

Graduation Alliance is excited to bring its workforce diploma program to The Palmetto State! South Carolina adults without a high school diploma now have the opportunity to earn a fully accredited diploma 100% online for free. Diplomas for South Carolina Adults The South Carolina Workforce Diploma Program is made possible through a partnership between Graduation

National Dropout Prevention Month

  • Sarah Smith

Seven students will have dropped out of high school by the time you finish reading this. Since 2000, the national high school dropout rate has been slashed in half from 10.9% to 5.1%. While dropout rates have improved, more than 1.2 million students in the United States drop out of high school every year —