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Border Dilemma: Parents Can’t See Triplets Graduate (Tucson)

U. S. born children whose parents have been deported or voluntarily returned to their country of origin face an uncertain future. Younger ones go into foster care. The older ones are often left to fend for themselves. In Tucson, some ...

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Persistence pays: 21 graduate from Grand Island Ombudsman program

It’s been a difficult journey for 21 students at the Grand Island Ombudsman Center, but they’ve reached their goal. Those 21 students graduated Monday afternoon at the Center, which is located near the Dollar Tree and Hibbett Sports. One of ...

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How Phoenix stopped being worst in the country for teens

Felix Moran strolled through his old west Phoenix neighborhood on a recent sweltering Saturday, stopping again and again to visit with people who wanted to talk. His quick smile and outgoing personality were a magnet. Moran’s charisma wasn’t always such ...

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Inspiring the Next Generation: Why Mentoring Students Matters

Defender Guest Columnist, Johnell Williams Since my first day at Ombudsman four years ago, I have done my best to educate and inspire our students. As an Assistant Dean in the School Support Office and a Sports Director, my philosophy ...

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Recovery In Art

Students at Axtell Park School in Sioux Falls have a unique story to tell, and a unique way to express themselves. The caption beneath one painting reads, “even though I live in a world with hurt I never wilt.” The ...

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Nine graduate at Ombudsman midterm graduation

“Unbelievable.” That is the one word Ricardo Erives used to describe earning a high school diploma; a moment he thought would never be possible. On Wednesday, Erives achieved his goal of earning his diploma, alongside eight other graduates during the ...

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Ombudsman Chicago celebrates 100 percent college acceptance rate

With the fall here and students back in classrooms, more than 200 graduates that recently earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma through Ombudsman Chicago are embarking on new and exciting beginnings. In just its third year in Chicago, ...

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OES Earns Corporation Accreditation, Receives Commendations

Release Highlights: Ombudsman Educational Services (OES) has earned systemwide Accreditation from AdvancED™, the world’s largest independent accreditation commission. AdvancED Accreditation recognizes Ombudsman’s high-quality staff, programs and services and acknowledges the organization’s commitment to continuous improvement. Ombudsman received commendations from AdvancED ...

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Public Speaker Inspires Students to Achieve

Students in Sioux Falls are learning a valuable lesson about education and achievement. A Washington High School alum is speaking to students in district, and wants to inspire the young men and women to reach their goals. Actions speak louder ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Celebrates 2016 Graduating Class

This summer brings new beginnings and exciting opportunities for nearly 230 students who have earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma through Ombudsman Chicago. To celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2016, family and friends attended a ...

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