Tag: Arizona

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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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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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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New Contract for Ombudsman (Parker, Ariz.)

Ombudsman Education Services will be providing alternative education services for the Parker Unified School District for the next three years. The District Governing Board approved a proposal from Ombudsman to provide these services from July 1, 2016 to June 30, ...

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Ombudsman Arizona Partners with C-Tech (Phoenix)

Ombudsman Arizona ~ According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Phoenix is the top-paying metropolitan area in the nation for home electronics entertainment equipment installation and repair occupations. Students enrolled in Ombudsman Arizona Charter Schools will now have the opportunity ...

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Education is helping me overcome obstacles to pursue my dreams (Phoenix)

I was born and raised in Phoenix by a family that supported my dreams. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and mine was strong, led by my loving grandmother. Despite the circumstances that can happen in ...

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Omsbudman Charter School: Paying it forward to troubled teens (Tucson, Ariz.)

The first few years of my life would be considered normal by most standards. I was born and raised in Phoenix by two caring and dedicated parents who met when they worked together as elementary school teachers. My mother had ...

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Tu Si Vales: Lecciones de Vida de una Madre Adolecente (Phoenix)

Yo tenía 13 años y estaba en el séptimo grado cuando descubrí que estaba embarazada. Yo tenía tanto miedo y me preguntaba, “¿Cómo podía dejar que esto pasara?” Ciertamente, yo sabía lo que estaba haciendo, pero yo nunca esperaba en ...

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Alternative School graduates largest December class (Parker, Ariz.)

Seven students received their high school diplomas Dec. 17 at Blake Primary School during the December graduation ceremony for Parker Alternative School. Principal Tim Hamilton said this was their largest December graduating class ever. The graduating students included Raul Franco, ...

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Five Strategies to Reach Arizona’s Disconnected Youth (Phoenix)

In recent years, Arizona has led the nation in high school dropout rates; and in Phoenix alone, more than 45,000 young people (16 – 24 years of age) are either not currently enrolled in school or not working. These numbers ...

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