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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Salina Bertolli, Downers Grove, Ill.

Ombudsman is a great alternate route for any child that feels they cannot meet their goals at their own high school. Going to Ombudsman saved my life and helped me achieve my goals. When I was at [my old] high ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Issac Long, Cartersville, Ga.

Ombudsman has made a big difference for me and others. It gave me time to go to school, work, and come home to be a father. This school made all of that possible by giving me an alternative route. Without ...

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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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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 Student Stories: In Their Own Words with Jake Gerner

Jake is a freshman at the Walnut Grove Ombudsman center in Omaha, Neb. As a freshman at Millard West High School in Omaha, Neb., Jake Gerner had trouble focusing during lectures and started to fall behind in his classes. His ...

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