Tag: Illinois

My Child is Failing High School, What Should I do? (Chicago)

TBTNEWS REPORT Tips from a Chicago Parent: The first semester is complete for most high school students across the country. Now that the school year has hit the halfway mark and report cards have been sent out, more than a ...

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A safety net for dropouts catches others (Chicago)

In 2012 Chicagoans got some harsh news: there were 56,000 high school dropouts under 21 –enough to fill Soldier Field. “At the time, we had 5,300 seats to serve them,” said Jennifer Vidis, the head of alternative schools for Chicago ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Honors Supportive Community with Breakfast

As a thank you to supportive community stakeholders, Ombudsman Chicago South, 6057 S. Western Ave., held a celebratory breakfast last week where Ombudsman Chicago South and Ombudsman Educational Services personnel joined Chicago Public Schools (CPS) representatives, Ombudsman Chicago South students, ...

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Ombudsman to Host Grand Opening of South Side Learning Center (Chicago)

TBT News Update Ombudsman Chicago will celebrate the grand opening of its South Side Options School. The two-part grand opening on October 9 will include a ribbon cutting ceremony from 10 – 11 a.m. featuring keynote speaker Alderman JoAnn Thompson and ...

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CPS Helps Dropouts Finish High School (Chicago)

WTTW Chicago Tonight Since launching the Student Outreach and Re-engagement centers, or SOAR, Chicago Public Schools has helped 170 former high school dropouts earn their diplomas. The centers provide motivation and training to prepare students for the return to the ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Expands to Open South Side Location

CPS Options School New Location Now Enrolling Students CHICAGO (August 8, 2014) – Ombudsman Chicago has announced the opening of a new Options School learning center at 6057 S. Western Avenue on Chicago’s South Side. The new location is currently ...

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Reversing Cycle of Teen Unemployment (Chicago)

Truth B Told | EDUCATION NATION   Special Correspondent: B. Flowers A Chicago Public Schools Options School (not a charter), Ombudsman Chicago opened in August 2013 and offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success while preparing them for ...

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Ombudsman Chicago’s first graduating class (Chicago)

Tue., Jun. 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDTby Yvette Caslin More than 20 graduates from the Ombudsman Chicago program were recognized for their academic achievements during a commencement ceremony at Holy Trinity High School. What is Ombudsman Chicago? Chicago Public Schools ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Sets The Standard With Inaugural Graduating Class (Chicago)

June 09, 2014 “The path to graduation has been wrought with obstacles for many of our students,” said Dr. Chaun Johnson, Principal, Ombudsman Chicago. “Our graduates are proud of what they have achieved and they have been very vocal in ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: Ombudsman Saved My Life (DeKalb, Ill.)

My name is Christian Vargas. I have attended high school for 6 years, and will graduate with the class of 2014. After looking back at those years I realized how much of my struggles made me the person I am today. ...

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