Tag Archives: Graduation Rates

Leonhardt: The growing college graduation gap

First, some good news: In recent decades, students from modest backgrounds have flooded onto college campuses. At many high schools where going to college was once exotic, it’s now normal. When I visit these high schools, I see college pennants all over the hallways, intended to send a message: College is for you, too. Source: […]
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Oregon lawmakers shortchange schools at kids’ expense

A plan to raise our state’s high school graduation rate to an acceptable percentage does exist. It’s called the Quality Education Model. Initially written in 1999 by the Quality Education Commission, it has been modified over the years and was rewritten in 2016 under the chairmanship of Colt Gill — former Bethel School District superintendent […]
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My View: PDX Bridge helps youth cross to college

Oregon needs an education system that puts our students on equal footing with the highest-performing states, but we must make sure that our most vulnerable youth are not left behind. We are heartened by the news that Oregon’s on-time high school graduation rate increased to 77 percent in 2016-17 and, in particular, that the achievement […]
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Grad rates climb high countywide

Seven high schools part of the Malheur Education Service District have overall seen an increase in graduation rates over the past five years. Data released recently by the Oregon Department of Education on graduation rates for all school districts within the state, and later compiled and tabulated by the service district, shows the upward trend […]
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Our View: Oregon’s graduation rate is abysmal

What is it about Oregon that makes high school graduation so difficult? “While Oregon students perform reasonably well academically, they graduate at far lower rates than their academic performance would otherwise indicate,” said a report from the governor’s Chief Education Office. Truly, our abysmal graduation rate is a conundrum. Source: The Daily Astorian

Brown touts CTE at North Medford

Career and technical education is important to raise graduation rates and close opportunity gaps, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown told North Medford High School staff and students Thursday morning. Her appearance was the final stop in her tour of three high schools, where she previewed her State of the State address scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Feb. […]
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We can see what works

Some schools have commendable graduation rates Oregon is a long way from being able to feel proud of its high-school graduation rates, which in 2017 once more tied for third-worst in the nation, according to the state Department of Education. But last year’s 77 percent graduation rate is 2 percentage points better than the year […]
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Editorial: CTE classes give boost to graduation

The state of Oregon last week released its latest batch of statistics showing the percentage of high school students who graduated in four years. Statewide, the number of students who graduated in four years at the end of the 2016-17 school year was 76.7 percent, which represents nearly a 2 percent increase from the year […]
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Astoria, Seaside graduation rates dip

Graduation rates in Astoria and Seaside slumped by about 10 percent last year in figures released by the state Department of Education. The state defines on-time graduation as finishing in four years. Statewide, 76.7 percent of seniors finished with a diploma in four years, a nearly 2 percent increase from 2016 but still among the […]
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10 Oregon high schools with the best graduation rates

Oregon’s high school graduation rate reached a new high of 77 percent for the class of 2017. And these 10 large high schools knocked it out of the park or nearly so, managing to graduate more than 90 percent of their students on time. Source: 10 Oregon high schools with the best graduation rates