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Ombudsman Graduation Gives High School Students Second Chance (Athens, Ala.)

WHNT-TV May 27, 2014 by Christine Killimayer LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Jaythan Thatch almost didn’t graduate high school. After dropping out of Tanner High, he found the Ombudsman Limestone program. Ombudsman was established in the county in 2009 providing ...

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REACHING THE GOAL: Ombudsman grads show they didn’t quit (Grand Island, Neb.)

The Grand Island Independent Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 10:29 pm By Conor Dunn Jocelyn Avila threw her arms over her father’s shoulders at the Grand Island Ombudsman graduation on Monday, embracing him as tears fell from behind her glasses. ...

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Ombudsman Students Take Unique Path to Graduation (Grand Island, Neb.)

Nebraska.TV Posted: May 19, 2014 5:49 PM CDT By Steve White, Grand Island Bureau Chief     Grand Island, NE –They took the road less traveled, but the destination is the same. Some Grand Island students earn their diplomas a day ...

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West Side alternative school means a second chance (Chicago)

05/08/2014 There is no shortage of news accounts about young Black students, particularly in urban areas dropping out of school. One West Side school is registering stories about students dropping in. The CPS Ombudsman Program, 2411 W. Congress Pkwy., is ...

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New facility aiming to help students graduate opens in metro (Kansas City, Mo.)

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Student Profile: Victor Alvarez (Downers Grove, Ill.)

Victor is a senior from District 88. OES: Now that you have been with us for a few weeks, is the program what you expected? VA: My sister was enrolled at Ombudsman, so I had some idea what to expect. ...

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Accelerated schools keep focus on individualized help (Philadelphia)

The Notebook Jan 31 2014 Ombudsman South student Dontey Seong (left) says he gets the support he needs there. Teacher Brooke Monaghan (right) values the alternative school’s emphasis on building relationships. by Paul Jablow Before graduating from Neumann University last ...

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Alternative school showing improvement (Natchez, Miss.)

The Natchez Democrat Monday, January 27, 2014 By Rod Guajardo NATCHEZ -The company that partnered with the Natchez-Adams School District and took over the Central Alternative School this school year is reporting an increase in student performance in reading and ...

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Ombudsman works to improve outcomes for suspended Savannah-Chatham students; Schools a haven for at-risk students (Savannah, Ga.)

Savannah Morning News January 9, 2014 By Jenel Few    Savannah-Chatham Public School officials made an important investment last year when they shut down Scott Alternative Education Center and hired a private company to operate schools for suspended and expelled students. ...

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Graduates overcome obstacles, get their diplomas (Grand Island, Neb.)

Grand Island Independent By Harold Reutter Friday, December 20, 2013 11:40 pm First came the challenges. Then came the triumph. Linda Sanders, director of the Ombudsman Center for the Grand Island Public Schools, couldn’t resist telling a short story about ...

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