September 08, 2012
Cheerful Savannah-Chatham Public School administrators gathered Friday to give speech after speech about the untapped potential of alternative school students and their high expectations for the private company they’ve paid $2 million to teach them.
Savannah Morning News
Savannah-Chatham Public School
Ombudsman Educational Services
Youth Futures Authority
Scott Learning Center
June 03, 2012
According to a recent study by Yale University, less than half of patients currently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome will receive an autism diagnosis under the proposed new guidelines. I asked Mark Claypool, a fellow optimist who I turned to for reassurance, to talk about these changes might affect our kids.
San Francisco Chronicle
American Psychiatric Association
Spectrum Center Schools and Programs
April 27, 2012
As a former Tennessee social worker, Mark Claypool knows a few things about under served markets.
Namely, he realized that the children he saw come in and out of the state system lacked a basic thing: education.
For the past 13 years, Claypool has worked to change that. He launched Educational Services of America from his dining room table in 1999 with no money.
Nashville Business Journal
special needs students
April 08, 2012
Book’em has named its officers and board members for 2012.
October 20, 2011
Bryan Skelton worked in Deloitte's Nashville offices and two health care companies before joining Educational Services of America Inc., where he became executive vice president and CFO in 2006. Since he joined ESA, which provides programs to K-12 students at risk of dropping out or with special needs, the company has seen student enrollment grow by 12 percent and EBITDA grow by 52 percent.
Nashville Business Journal
June 06, 2011
Virtual school operator Connections Education is partnering with alternative education provider Ombudsman Educational Services to help Detroit students who have dropped out of high school earn the credits they need to graduate. The two organizations will operate Fusion Academy of Michigan, with space for 300 students in grades 9-12 during 2011-2012.
Connections Education News Release
Michigan Student Data System
Fusion Academy of Michigan
March 18, 2011
Nashville, Tenn. (March 18, 2011) – Mark Claypool, president and CEO of Educational Services of America (ESA), is a member of a panel discussing options for helping students graduate from high school at the first Building a Grad Nation Summit, March 21-23 in Washington, D.C.
Ombudmsan Educational Services
Ombudsman Educational Services News Release
Alliance for Excellent Education
Grad Nation Summit
Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University
America’s Promise Alliance