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Letter from a Parent of an Ombudsman Student

We received this letter from a parent of a student who attended our West Accelerated center in Philadelphia.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but we think this letter is the exception: June 1, 2010 Dear Ombudsman ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 is in Full Swing!

We recently asked our 2010 graduates to share their Ombudsman experiences by writing essays and recording videos for Operation Graduation, our annual celebration of students who reach the milestone of earning their high school diploma. The essays we’ve seen so ...

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Ombudsman Educational Services Partners with Grand Island Public Schools

Grand Island Public Schools will partner with Ombudsman Educational Services to help reduce high school dropouts and improve the high school graduation rate. Beginning in August, Ombudsman will provide alternative education programming to 60 middle and high school students during ...

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Philadelphians Gather to Discuss Solutions to Issues Facing African-American Men

Philadelphia students, parents, educators and community leaders came together at the Black Male Development Symposium on May 15 to discuss issues affecting African-American men and share ideas about local solutions to address those issues. The symposium was held at Arcadia ...

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Ombudsman Bridges Language Gap with Technology

Ombudsman has developed a unique approach to help remove barriers to academic success for students who are English Language Learners (ELL). Computer-assisted instruction and teacher-led engagement activities are helping these students improve their English language skills and, at the same ...

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Operation Graduation 2010

Graduation is a significant achievement in the life of any young person, and the success of all students should be celebrated! Ombudsman is honoring its graduates during Operation Graduation 2010, which will showcase  online essays, photos and videos from students. ...

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Raising Their Voices: Causes and Solutions for the Dropout Crisis

I was inspired recently by a study called “Raising Their Voices,” whose authors brought students, parents and teachers together to discuss the dropout crisis.  We, as educators, need to listen – and pay attention—to the voices that have been raised. ...

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Student Stories: In Their Own Words with Isabella Sprague

A time when life led me down a different path from the one I would have chosen. Over the past few years, I’ve switched schools many times. However, it seemed no matter what school I went to I would always ...

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Ombudsman Program Expands in Four States

This fall, new or expanded Ombudsman programs will open in school districts in Illinois, Georgia, Nebraska and Colorado. Quincy, Ill., Public School District #172 will become the 76th Illinois school district to partner with Ombudsman when a new center serving ...

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The Starfish – What choice will you make today?

Have you ever learned a new fact or heard a new story, and then within a short period of time, you hear it referenced multiple times?  That happened to me with The Starfish Story by Loren Eiseley. Students at risk ...

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