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Ombudsman Arizona Charter School Students Place in JAG Works Career Development Conference (Phoenix)

The 2016-17 Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Works Career Development Conference celebrated the achievements of the more than 1,000 youth participating in JAG programs across Arizona. Charter Metro students participated in the WOA Bot-Mania Robotics competition, Team Tower, Mirror Communication, ...

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How Phoenix stopped being worst in the country for teens

Felix Moran strolled through his old west Phoenix neighborhood on a recent sweltering Saturday, stopping again and again to visit with people who wanted to talk. His quick smile and outgoing personality were a magnet. Moran’s charisma wasn’t always such ...

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Inspiring the Next Generation: Why Mentoring Students Matters (Chicago)

Defender Guest Columnist, Johnell Williams Since my first day at Ombudsman four years ago, I have done my best to educate and inspire our students. As an Assistant Dean in the School Support Office and a Sports Director, my philosophy ...

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Recovery In Art (Sioux Falls)

Students at Axtell Park School in Sioux Falls have a unique story to tell, and a unique way to express themselves. The caption beneath one painting reads, “even though I live in a world with hurt I never wilt.” The ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Students Discover Careers in Communications (Chicago)

Students from Ombudsman Chicago’s South and West campuses recently had an opportunity to step outside of the classroom and into the boardroom to get some real-world career experience. Flowers Communications Group (FCG), the marketing and public relations agency for Ombudsman ...

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Nine graduate at Ombudsman midterm graduation (Grand Island, Neb.)

“Unbelievable.” That is the one word Ricardo Erives used to describe earning a high school diploma; a moment he thought would never be possible. On Wednesday, Erives achieved his goal of earning his diploma, alongside eight other graduates during the ...

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Ombudsman Chicago celebrates 100 percent college acceptance rate (Chicago)

With the fall here and students back in classrooms, more than 200 graduates that recently earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma through Ombudsman Chicago are embarking on new and exciting beginnings. In just its third year in Chicago, ...

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Arizona Charter Student Q&A: Jesus, Jose and Maria Chua-Laborin (Charter Valencia, Tucson)

Jesus, Jose and Maria Chua-Laborin are 17-year-old triplets from Tucson , where they reside with relatives, as their parents live and work in Mexico. These three exceptional students are on track to graduate from Ombudsman Arizona Charter Valencia in 2016 ...

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Ombudsman Educational Services Earns Corporation Accreditation, Receives Commendations

Release Highlights: Ombudsman Educational Services (OES) has earned systemwide Accreditation from AdvancED™, the world’s largest independent accreditation commission. AdvancED Accreditation recognizes Ombudsman’s high-quality staff, programs and services and acknowledges the organization’s commitment to continuous improvement. Ombudsman received commendations from AdvancED ...

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OP-ED: Playing Our Part in Preventing Bullying and Suicide (Phoenix)

OP-ED: Playing Our Part in Preventing Bullying and Suicide By Shannon Weller  Last year in Arizona, sixty-three teenagers between the ages of 13-19 took their own lives, along with over 2,200 teens in the same age group nationwide. According to ...

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