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At the Prison: A Joyous Graduation

Two days ago, 19 young women made history by becoming the first inmates in the state of Georgia to receive high school diplomas while incarcerated.  Their graduation was described as “the best thing that’s ever happened at Lee Arrendale State Prison.”  I am so very proud of them and of the opportunity I had to teach in this pilot program at the prison. 588 more words

Lee Arrendale State Prison

An Increase in Adolescent Mental Disorders is Causing Many Teens to Turn to Alternative Education Options

By: Danielle Yanssens
Studies have shown a rise in anxiety, depression and behavioral disorders among teens. According to Psychology Today teens are five to eight times more likely to suffer from depression than they were 50 years ago. 408 more words

Alternative Education

You Can Be a Key Ingredient in Helping an At-Risk Student Earn Their High School Diploma

“Every Kid is One Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story”
~ Josh Shipp

By: Danielle Yanssens
Teenagers drop out of school for many reasons, it isn’t always poor academics. 435 more words

After 71 Years, World War II Vet Receives H.S. Diploma

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — He left high school 71 years ago, but a World War II Veteran finally received his diploma on Monday.

Russell Whittaker was 17 years old when he left Mound High School in 1944 to enlist in the U.S. 122 more words


Daron's Story: The story of one little boys struggle with school

***** Names May Have Been Changed To Protect The Innocent *****

“Stay positive and keep fighting good things will come”.

Now we all have our own battles we need to overcome so I’d like to tell you a little story about a little boy who overcame so much to get where he is today.

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My Transformation

One Diploma for All: What Does It Mean to Earn a High School Diploma in America?

High school graduation rates are on the rise, but a growing swell of voices is asking what these increasing rates really mean. The more I read, the more I question whether the high school diploma itself means what we think it does, or whether we Americans even agree on the meaning of earning a diploma. 1,096 more words


WWII Veteran Finally Receives High School Diploma

LANDSFORD — A World War II veteran received an honor he’s wanted for more than 70 years: a high school diploma.

William Tini left high school in 1942 to join the Army and never had the chance to graduate. 330 more words