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Providing alternative education programs for middle and high school students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out of school.

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How a Network of Alternative Schools in Arizona Is Using Personalized Learning to Re-Engage Teens — and Even Some Adults — Who Struggled in Traditional Classrooms (from The 74)

When Vanessa Villarreal realized she might not be able to graduate on time from her Glendale, Arizona, high school after

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Zack Johnson: Everyone deserves a good education (Lorain County, Ohio)

Since 1975, Ombudsman Educational Services has educated more than 200,000 at-risk students and students who have previously dropped out –

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