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Alternative Education

New Contract for Ombudsman (Parker, Ariz.)

Ombudsman Education Services will be providing alternative education services for the Parker Unified School District for the next three years. The District Governing Board approved a proposal from Ombudsman to provide these services from July 1, 2016 to June 30, ...

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Avoyelles Virtual Program Addresses Academic, Behavior Issues

Alternative school for expelled, long-term suspended students It would seem self-defeating for a “disciplinary school” program to be so successful that its students beg to stay after they have “served their sentence” and been deemed able to return to their ...

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2016 Offers a Fresh Start for Ombudsman Chicago Graduates

Just weeks into 2016, the year has already been rewarding for Ronnesha Whitfield, Isiah Spann and Inocencio Lorenzo and more than 44 Ombudsman Chicago students who have earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma. “We are extremely pleased with ...

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Education is helping me overcome obstacles to pursue my dreams (Phoenix)

I was born and raised in Phoenix by a family that supported my dreams. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and mine was strong, led by my loving grandmother. Despite the circumstances that can happen in ...

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District refutes absenteeism study (Natchez, Miss.)

The Natchez-Adams School District was one of two systems to have at least two schools crack the top 20 worst schools in chronic absenteeism. Chronic absence is a statistic published by the Mississippi KIDS COUNT from Mississippi Department of Education ...

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OMBUDSMAN GRADUATION: Largest class on record (Grand Island, Neb.)

It feels good as Jose Ayala Vargas tries on his gown Monday afternoon before graduation begins at the Grand Island Ombudsman Center. The graduating class of 26 students is the largest class yet for the G.I. Ombudsman Center. (Independent/Barrett Stinson) ...

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Kids Who Didn’t Give Up Earn Diplomas (Grand Island, Neb.)

For kids who almost gave up on school, school could have given up on them. Now, they earn their diplomas against the odds. These kids took a different path. But in words of superintendent Rob Winter, “so?”Jose Ayala Vargas embraced ...

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Sioux Falls alternative school students’ friendship helps teen after loss of family

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A South Dakota teenager who lost three family members in the past three years is finding support in a friendship at her new alternative high school. Alicia Salazar’s mother died three years ago during Alicia’s ...

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WCBOE Ombudsman program shows success (LaFayette, Ga.)

Chattanooga Times Free Press Walker County Schools’ Ombudsman program is gaining momentum in graduation success rates. System Student Services Director Chris Chambers gave the report to the Walker County School Board in a recent meeting. “Of all the [LaFayette] students ...

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Students Receive Valuable Social Skills Lessons (Savannah, Ga.)

Once each week, students at the Savannah East Ombudsman Center learn important social skills from an officer in the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Gregory Sublett conducts the weekly workshops as part of the department’s Juvenile Officer Program, which ...

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