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Dropout Prevention & Recovery

Revere Public Schools Coast Collaborative Open House (Revere, Mass.)

Coast Collaborative Ombudsman Center hosted an open house on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 9, to introduce the community to new Revere Public Schools programs for students in grades nine through 12 who are seeking an alternate route to earn ...

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Revere Public Schools Coast Collaborative Open House | Revere, Mass. | Nov. 9

Coast Collaborative Ombudsman Center will host an open house to introduce the community to new Revere Public Schools programs for students in grades nine through 12 who are seeking an alternate route to earn their high school diploma. Revere students, ...

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Student Stories: "Places" by Chris George (Limestone, Ala.)

The following student essay was submitted by our Limestone, Ala., Center Director Heather Brown. As a diagnostic assignment, I asked our students to write about a place.  Student Chris George submitted the following essay. At the beginning of the year, ...

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Fusion Academy of Michigan Community Cookouts July 29 and Aug. 5 (Detroit)

Two community cookouts are scheduled to introduce Fusion Academy of Michigan, a new, free school that gives students who have dropped out of high school a second chance to earn their diploma. The new school will open in fall 2011 ...

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New report on dropout crisis reveals signs of hope

America’s Promise Alliance, of which Ombudsman is a proud partner, along with Civic Enterprises and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center released an encouraging report today. It provides some of the first positive signs that America is making progress in ...

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District Partner News: John L. Barry Named Colorado Superintendent of the Year

Ombudsman congratulates John L. Barry of Aurora Public Schools, who was recently named Colorado Superintendent of the year. Under his leadership and through our partnership, Ombudsman Rebound program is helping more students graduate. From the Aurora Public Schools announcement: The ...

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Camden still tops soaring state graduation rate (Camden, Ga.)

Statistics released this week by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) show the state’s graduation rate is now up to 80.8 percent,  and Georgia’s Camden County Schools have improved their graduation rate from an all-time low of 50 percent in ...

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U.S. Department of Education Funds Innovative Programs to Reduce Dropouts

The United States Department of Education recently announced the appropriation of nearly $100 million to fund programs that help high school students succeed academically, including more than $46 million to fund the Department’s High School Graduation Initiative (HSGI) program. Awarded ...

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Education Nation: Bibb County Ombudsman Programs

As part of NBC’s Education Nation series, Shelby Coates of NBC-TV 41 in Macon, Ga., reports on the success of two Ombudsman learning centers in Bibb County:

Non-traditional students can opt for Ombudsman

By Mark Beavers of the the Tribune-Georgian: Since Andrew Turman dropped out of school two years ago, he figured out that he could not go far in life without an education. Then Turman, 17, heard about the Ombudsman school in ...

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