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Tips and Tools for Quickly Moving your Classroom to an Online/Virtual Environment

  • Joanna
  • March 18, 2020

Across the nation, educators are being charged with the challenge of moving their face-to-face classroom environments to a virtual setting to ensure learning continuity. Although some of us have had the luxury of time and training to make this move, today’s climate is tasking teachers to complete this jump in a few weeks or even

Local Advocates round off the support students need to be successful

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • March 2, 2020

Hear Directly from Our Local Advocate: Lynnetta I have been a Local Advocate with Graduation Alliance since 2012. My favorite part of the job is seeing students succeed despite the challenges they face. We work with students who have so many barriers to completing their education. Many of our students need to work full-time, and

Student Spotlight: ‘As soon as I was enrolled, it felt right.”

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • February 19, 2020

The migraines began in Gracie’s junior year of high school. “It was really debilitating,” she said. “Sometimes it got so bad that I couldn’t walk and I couldn’t see straight. It made school really hard.” But Gracie didn’t want to quit. And her supporters at the Bellevue School District weren’t going to let her. “My

Six tips for helping students create a productive study space at home

  • Madison Schiefelbein

“When you go into a good studio, let me tell you what you’ll see,” the founder of a music arts academy recently told us. “You’ll see a clean and orderly space that has been designed, from the ground up, to eliminate noise from the outside world — because when you’re trying to make amazing music,

School Counselors — Champions for Students

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • February 4, 2020

250-to-1: That’s the ratio of students per school counselor that experts believe to be sufficient to meet students’ needs for critical social-emotional and academic supports. And if you know what counselors do — if you know what students truly need — even that seems like a tremendously large ratio. But, in reality, the average student-to-counselor

New Adult Diploma Launch

  • Madison Schiefelbein

As the new decade begins, Graduation Alliance is blazing a new trail in Colorado for adults. Graduation Alliance has been named one of the providers for the Colorado’s Workforce Diploma Pilot Program, which is helping Colorado residents who are at least 21 years of age to pursue a high school diploma and explore 10 pathways

Partner Spotlight: Kings Local School District

  • Madison Schiefelbein

When Dustin Goldie talks about teaching, his voice rises and his face brightens. He loves being a teacher. But when Goldie was first put in charge of the brand new Kings Local School District employability program, in Kings Mill, Ohio, he worried that he might be spending a lot of time on curriculum. “It’s all

A Milestone in The Hoosier State

  • Madison Schiefelbein

The first graduate of the Indiana Workforce Diploma program didn’t know she was a trailblazer. She’d enrolled in the free, accredited, online program after learning that a high school credential she’d earned a long time ago wasn’t from an accredited school. “It was a shock, for sure, and a real setback,” Jamie said. But as

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