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Graduation Alliance adheres to FTC data privacy measures

  • Joanna
  • October 1, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 1, 2014 — In follow up to its summer acquisition of ConnectEDU’s college and career planning assets, Graduation Alliance has enacted all data privacy measures as required by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Most recently these measures included the notification of all Connect! users, past and present, whose post-secondary planning platform accounts

Graduation Alliance acquires ConnectEDU assets

  • Joanna
  • June 26, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Jun. 26, 2014 — Graduation Alliance, which partners with school districts across the United States to serve at-risk students, announced on Thursday it has acquired key assets from college and career planning company ConnectEDU. The move brings together two companies focused on improving outcomes for students who are in need of added support

Tecumseh school leaders and students tell dropouts: ‘We want you back’

  • Joanna
  • November 14, 2013

TECUMSEH, Mich., Nov. 14, 2013 — Students, teachers, administrators and members of the community gathered Wednesday, Nov. 13 to reach out to students who haven’t yet earned a diploma and are not currently enrolled in school. Their message: “We want you back.” The first-ever Tecumseh Dropout Recovery Walk began at the Tecumseh Public Schools Board Office.

Graduation Alliance district adviser takes on graduation fees

  • Joanna
  • October 7, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7, 2013 — Could graduation fees make some at-risk students think twice about whether they even want to earn their diploma? Absolutely, writes Graduation Alliance district adviser Doug Bonner in The Advertiser, a newspaper covering the Acadiana region on Louisiana. “As someone who has worked alongside districts to help them raise their

Graduation Alliance founders named Real Salt Lake “heroes”

  • Joanna
  • September 25, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Sep. 25, 2013 — Two Graduation Alliance founders were named “Heroes Among Us” ahead of Saturday’s Major League Soccer match between Real Salt Lake and the San Jose Earthquakes. Gregg Rosann and Rebekah Richards helped launch Graduation Alliance in 2007 to give high school dropouts a path to a diploma. In the intervening

Graduation Alliance proud to sponsor Grad Nation Community Summits campaign

  • Joanna
  • September 23, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Sep. 23, 2013 — Three years. One hundred communities. One mission: raise high school graduation rates and support young people, both in and out of school. On Sept. 16, the 100 Grad Nation Community Summits campaign began in St. Louis. In coming years it will arrive in 99 more communities to draw attention

National dropout prevention and recovery organization is now Graduation Alliance

  • Joanna
  • September 4, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 4, 2013 — For four years, a passionate group of education leaders, teachers, mentors and technology experts has partnered with school districts across the country to provide an alternative path to graduation for students facing challenging life circumstances. “Our students are often teen parents. They’re working full-time or more to support a

The American Academy names Ray Kelly as Chief Executive Officer

  • Joanna
  • January 15, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 — The American Academy, which partners with school districts across the nation to recruit, enroll and educate children who cannot or will not attend school, today announced that it has appointed Ray Kelly as its chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors. The appointment of

Dropout Recovery Experts Identify Successful Formula for At-risk Intervention

  • Joanna
  • October 29, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2012 — No two students are the same. But academic leaders from NoDropouts, which has partnered with more than 65 school districts across the country to implement programs to turn dropouts into diploma holders, knew that the process of trying to craft specific educational interventions for individual at-risk students was often