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Graduation Alliance’s Diploma Program Expands to Include Career Readiness Certification Through Collaboration with ACT

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00Graduation Alliance, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

According to a recent survey from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, only 30 percent of high school graduates without post-secondary instruction obtain full-time employment. To better prepare future graduates for opportunities after high school, Graduation Alliance announces its collaboration with ACT to offer the WorkKeys job skill tests and the National Career [...]

Graduation Alliance Appoints Ron Klausner as CEO

2018-08-30T17:14:42-04:00Graduation Alliance, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Graduation Alliance, leaders in alternative education, postsecondary and career planning, announces the appointment of industry executive Ron Klausner as chief executive officer. In this role, Klausner will spearhead Graduation Alliance’s continued growth, partnering with states and school districts nationwide to implement dropout recovery solutions as well as postsecondary exploration and career planning technologies. Klausner joins [...]

Graduation Alliance acquires ConnectEDU assets

2018-08-30T17:14:47-04:00ConnectEDU, Graduation Alliance, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

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 in the pursuit of educational and [...]

National dropout prevention and recovery organization is now Graduation Alliance

2013-09-04T22:17:41-04:00Graduation Alliance, Portfolio Companies|

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 family. They left school because they [...]

The American Academy names Ray Kelly as Chief Executive Officer

2018-08-30T17:14:48-04:00Graduation Alliance, Portfolio Companies|

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 Kelly, a seasoned, results-driven CEO with [...]

Dropout Recovery Experts Identify Successful Formula for At-risk Intervention

2018-08-30T17:14:48-04:00Graduation Alliance, Portfolio Companies|

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 a game of trial and error. [...]

The American Academy Raises New Round of Venture Capital Financing

2018-08-30T17:14:50-04:00Graduation Alliance, Portfolio Companies|

The American Academy (TAA), which partners with school districts across the nation to recruit, enroll and educate children who cannot or will not attend school, has secured $6 million in Series C financing to bolster its commitment to getting more at-risk youth to graduation day. In conjunction with the Series C investment, Mark Grovic, co-founder [...]