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Graduation Alliance appoints Dr. Shawn K. Smith as COO

  • Diana Kanzler
  • January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024 Salt Lake City, UT: Graduation Alliance is pleased to share that Dr. Shawn K. Smith has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer after a five-month search to fill the role. Dr. Smith comes from McGraw Hill where he served as Chief Innovation Officer from November 2020 until his move to Graduation

Schools partner in program to improve chronic absenteeism

  • Joanna
  • February 17, 2023

Amherst New Era-Progress, February 16, 2023 Amherst County Public Schools is participating in a program called ENGAGE Virginia, a free service aimed at helping address chronic absenteeism in the school division. Continue reading

Engage New Hampshire program helps students return to classroom

  • Joanna
  • February 13, 2023

WMUR9 abc, February 13, 2023 A recently implemented program is helping New Hampshire students get back into school after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a spike in students not showing up for class. Since it was launched in August, 1,300 Granite State students have been referred to the Engage New Hampshire program. Continue reading

Missouri program allows adults to earn high school diploma free online

  • Joanna
  • January 26, 2023

Fulton Sun, January 26, 2023 A new program will allow Missourians who didn’t finish high school to earn a diploma online for free. The Missouri Workforce Diploma Program, through the passage of Senate Bill 718 in 2022, allows adult high school providers to offer Missourians 21 and older the chance to earn a diploma online,

Missouri adults can now earn an accredited high school diploma online for free

  • Joanna
  • January 13, 2023

Fox4, January 13, 2023 Over 455,000 Missourians left high school without earning a diploma. Now, through a new program from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, those adults will have the opportunity to finish high school 100% online and at no cost through the Missouri Workforce Diploma Program. Continue reading

Years later, woman earns her CW diploma; also CW Schools survey

  • Joanna
  • December 20, 2022

Columbus Messenger December 20, 2022 Dec. 19 was special for Canal Winchester resident Deidra Hudson when she became a graduate of Canal Winchester Local Schools after interrupting her education at the end of her junior year in the 1980s. Continue reading

Arizona to offer new high school diploma completion program for adults

  • Joanna
  • November 1, 2022

KTAR News, November 1, 2022 Arizona adults ages 21 years and older are eligible to finish high school online for free through Graduation Alliance, according to a press release. “The Arizona Workforce Diploma Program pairs time and place flexibility with personalized support to give adult students everything they need to finally earn their high school

New High School Diploma Completion Program for Arizona Adults

  • Joanna
  • October 28, 2022

Yahoo!Finance, October 28, 2022 Arizona adults age 21 or older can now finish high school online for free through a new program provided by Graduation Alliance. Funded through appropriations provided by the 55th Arizona State Legislature, the Arizona Workforce Diploma Program results in an accredited high school diploma — not a GED. Continue reading

Graduation rates in metro Atlanta steady while state rates rise

  • Joanna
  • October 14, 2022, October 11, 2022 Newly released data shows an increase in the state’s 2022 high school graduation rate, while metro Atlanta school districts are holding steady. Georgia’s high-school graduation rate increased in 2022 to 84.1% from 83.7% in 2021. The state’s graduation rate has increased by 14.4 percentage points since 2012. Continue reading