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Get Your Students Prepared For Life After Graduation

  • Rob Noroian
  • August 29, 2018

Earn industry credentials that can help lead to careers. We love it when our students complete the audacious journey from high school dropout to college graduate, as so many have. However, for other students in our dropout recovery programs they just aren’t in a position to attend a four-year university. For these young men and

You Can Never “Time-Out” of Education

  • Rob Noroian
  • August 28, 2018

When the state funded timeline ran out, Graduation Alliance didn’t want students left behind. Shauna had been out of school for more than a decade when she learned about a program to help adult learners graduate from high school. The free program offers Ohioans who are 22 years of age or older the opportunity to

Counselors Are Being Overwhelmed Nationwide

  • Rob Noroian
  • August 1, 2018

For counselors stretched thin with impossible-to-manage caseloads, every second counts. The American School Counselor Association recommends caseloads of less than 250 students for every counselor. In just three states is that happening. But we know counselors in New Hampshire, Vermont and Wyoming — and given everything counselors are supposed to do to support their students,

What’s the purpose of education? That’s not as simple a question as it seems.

  • Rob Noroian
  • October 25, 2017

You might be surprised by how many education leaders have a hard time answering what seems to be a very basic question about what they do: What’s the goal of education? The reason, of course, is not because they don’t know what education is, but because education is not a single-focus endeavor. As educators, we’re