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New Option Gives CPS Students a Second Chance to Earn a High School Diploma; Ombudsman Chicago Now Enrolling

24 Jul 2013 by: Ombudsman Educational Services CHICAGO (July 24, 2013) — Chicago Public Schools students ages 14-20 who are out of school or off track to graduate now have a new option to graduate from high school ready for ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Caitlin Hill (Elgin, Ill.)

I would guess that for the good majority of students, looking back on their years in elementary, middle and high school, brings to mind countless happy memories of friends, teachers, the exciting experience of learning, as well as the transformation ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Desi Davis (Savannah, Ga.)

My name is Desi. I am eighteen and in the 12th grade. I attend Ombudsman Alternative Center. I will be graduating from high school in a few weeks. The day is finally arriving. I did not realize when I was ...

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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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Operation Graduation 2013: Christopher Manning (Holt, Mich.)

Growing up in Lansing with no positive role models affected my actions and decisions as a student. I started my ninth grade year at Everett High School where I goofed off with my friends. The teachers seemed uncaring because they ...

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Student Profile: Marcus Washington (Savannah, Ga.)

Dear Faculty and Staff of Ombudsman Alternative, Coming to Ombudsman Educational Services has changed me and my life tremendously, and I have you all to thank! Since I started at Ombudsman, each of you have played an important role in ...

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Summer 2013 City of Savannah To Offer Paid Summer Program (Savannah, Ga.)

Working with the Juvenile Courts and Ombudsman, the City of Savannah announces plans to offer The Savannah Pre-Apprentice Program to 40 City of Savannah youth. The paid program will provide academic assistance, life skills development and job skills training to ...

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Area MMA Fighters are a Smash Hit at West Center (Savannah, Ga.)

Savannah West middle school students were treated to a visit from a quartet of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters and kick boxers. The fighters, who live and train in Savannah gave the students a demonstration of some of their training ...

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Students Learn Valuable Skills at Character Counts! Super Saturday (Savannah, Ga.)

Ombudsman Savannah students Devarious Kennedy and Keyon Smith were team leaders at Character Counts! Super Saturday, an event designed to teach middle and high school students the importance of developing a strong character and good decision-making skills. The Super Saturdays ...

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Student Lands Internship at Local Newspaper (Savannah, Ga.)

Savannah’s leading local sports newspaper, The Savannah Sports Monthly announced that Ombudsman Savannah West sophomore Lexus Matthews has been awarded an internship with the prestigious newspaper. “I feel that this is a wonderful way for me to try a new ...

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