Tag Archives: Graduation Rates

Our View: Measure 98 meets budget reality – Opinion

It appears that Ballot Measure 98, the voter-approved initiative that directs the state to spend $300 million on dropout prevention, vocational education and college prep to increase graduation rates, is still alive in the 2017 legislative session. But lawmakers still have their eye on that $300 million as they struggle to cope with a $1.6 […]
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Measure 98 remains in limbo

Last November, Oregonians agreed the state’s low high school graduation rates were unacceptable and possible solutions being offered by a measure that required money be set aside, in part, for vocational training were worth a try. By their 2 to 1 approval of Measure 98, voters said that whenever good times in the economy generate […]
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Central Oregon schools miss special ed graduation goal

Bend-La Pine Schools graduated 63 percent of special ed students within four years All of the five largest school districts in Central Oregon missed the state’s target of having 75 percent of students in special education programs graduate with a regular diploma within four years. Source: Central Oregon schools miss special ed graduation goal; Bend-La […]
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CTE funding is (still) sorely needed

The crippling of the education pipeline for construction and other basic industries must end. As Spring Break comes to an end for many of Oregon’s students, you can almost hear the familiar sighs in the hallways as students reluctantly head back to class. Source: Oregon Local News – CTE funding is (still) sorely needed

Oregon’s Online Schools Offer Flexibility, But Graduation Rates Lag Behind

Parents appreciate the flexibility of online charter schools, but the schools’ graduation rates lag below Oregon’s average. Backers of school choice have a new ally in the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. At her confirmation hearing before a Senate committee earlier this year, DeVos presented herself as a friend of parents seeking alternatives to […]
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Oakridge schools succeeding in reducing student absenteeism with Strive for Five program

Twelve-year-old Delaney Freeman, standing in the entryway of her school, described Oakridge Elementary as a place that “cares” about her. “At my old school in Prairie City, they didn’t care if I showed up or not,” she said following an all-school assembly Friday morning. “They didn’t even really care if I understood the material. Source: […]
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Merging Colleges To Cut Costs And Still Boost Graduation Rates

Increasing college graduation rates without increasing funding is a goal in many states. At least one is demonstrating it’s possible to use the merger of two- and four-year schools to help boost graduation rates. Source: Merging Colleges To Cut Costs And Still Boost Graduation Rates | The Huffington Post

We should invest in Oregon’s future by creating Child Savings Accounts | Guest Opinion

The legislature is back in session. Although we face many challenging tests – a looming budget deficit, rising health care costs, and a transportation infrastructure in desperate need of modernizing – we cannot fail to address Oregon’s broken education system. The latest statistics show Oregon with the nation’s third worst graduation rate. Even of those […]
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Oregon lawmakers consider cutting Measure 98 funding

Improving graduation rates is the goal for both the Medford School District and Measure 98. The measure passed with requirements for statewide career-technical education, college credit courses, and dropout prevention programs. Source: Oregon lawmakers consider cutting Measure 98 funding | KTVL

Roseburg Public Schools to open new secondary school option at Rose School in fall

Addressing an estimated 75 percent high school completion rate within the district, Roseburg Public Schools will be offering an additional secondary school option in the fall for school district students. Source: Roseburg Public Schools to open new secondary school option at Rose School in fall | Education | nrtoday.com