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
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
February 04, 2011
A program in Glynn County does more than keep 17-year-old Josh Crum on schedule to graduate from high school.
Ombudsman, a national dropout prevention program that also helps students make up missed graduation credits, prevents him from getting into trouble, he says.
The Glynn County school system has retained the program to provide students an alternate route to graduation.
The Brunswick News
Glynn County School System