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Dropout Prevention & Recovery

Reversing Cycle of Teen Unemployment (Chicago)

Truth B Told | EDUCATION NATION   Special Correspondent: B. Flowers A Chicago Public Schools Options School (not a charter), Ombudsman Chicago opened in August 2013 and offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success while preparing them for ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Sets The Standard With Inaugural Graduating Class (Chicago)

June 09, 2014 “The path to graduation has been wrought with obstacles for many of our students,” said Dr. Chaun Johnson, Principal, Ombudsman Chicago. “Our graduates are proud of what they have achieved and they have been very vocal in ...

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Students Receive Second Chance at Ombudsman (Chicago)

The Lawndale News June 19, 2014 According to the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), a child drops out of high school every nine seconds. Marissa Noyola should have been a high school dropout. Noyola was kicked out ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: Dropping out was the worst mistake of my life (Limestone, Ala.)

Viewpoints: Schools should be measured by dropout rates as well as scores (Sacramento, Calif.)

29 Jun 2013 by: Mark Claypool What if banks paid higher interest on checking accounts than savings accounts? Would the savings rate decline? You bet. Incentives alter outcomes, sometimes in unintended ways. This is what happens today when we evaluate ...

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Many Dropouts Try—and Fail—to Return to School (Education Week)

06 Jun 2013 by: Sarah D. Sparks Diplomas Count 2013: Second Chances – Turning Dropouts Into Graduates Many dropouts try at least once to return It takes time, patience, effort, and luck to find students who leave school and return ...

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Caddo Parish Ombudsman Administrator Participates In Dropout Prevention Forum (Shreveport, La.)

Caddo Parish Ombudsman Alternative Education Administrator Guy Cooper served as a panelist on a forum about dropout prevention, where he stressed the importance of making education a top priority. The Northwest Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Black Social Workers ...

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Fusion Academy of Michigan East Community Open House with Special Guests from FM98 WJLB: Tuesday, Dec. 20

Members of the community are invited to an open house at Fusion Academy of Michigan East on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Fusion Academy of Michigan (FAM) is a new school that gives students in grades nine-12 who have previously dropped out ...

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Fusion Academy of Michigan featured on CW-50 Detroit's "Street Beat"

Fusion Academy of Michigan (FAM) student outreach coordinator Joi Mausi and FAM West Center Director Erica Freeman-Jones recently appeared on The CW Detroit program “Street Beat” to talk about Fusion Academy of Michigan, a free Ombudsman program helping Detroit-area students ...

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Fusion Academy of Michigan Hosts Open Houses on Nov. 30, Dec. 6 (Detroit)

Two open houses are scheduled for community members to learn more about Fusion Academy of Michigan (FAM), a new school that gives students in grades nine-12 who have previously dropped out the opportunity to re-enroll and earn a high school ...

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