Tag Archives: Graduation Rates

Oregon Will Keep 100 Percent Graduation Goal For Class Of 2025

The Oregon Legislature wrapped up its work July 7 after five months of work that will affect everyone in Oregon — including public school students in the class of 2025. Source: Oregon Will Keep 100 Percent Graduation Goal For Class Of 2025 . News | OPB

Measure 98 funds for school dropout prevention cut in half

Oregon high school students may get a bit more than half of the roughly $300 million that voters in November mandated be spent on career-technical education, college-prep and other dropout-prevention programs over the next two school years. Source: Measure 98 funds for school dropout prevention cut in half | KATU

LCC’s mission: Be ‘within reach’ | Opinion |

Spilde reflects on a career of community college leadership. In a conversation during her final week as president of Lane Community College, Mary Spilde kept circling back to her idea of what community colleges are for. They’re for meeting students where they are, even — or especially — if they begin several paces back from […]
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Prairie schooners and paradigm shifts — Guest Opinion

In our Senate Education Committee last week, Steve Buckstein of the Cascade Policy Institute shared a humorous video from a student who is currently being educated in a home school setting. The video emphasized that one size doesn’t fit all and different tools serve different purposes. While this amateur Youtube video has fewer than 50 […]
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Peer power turns around freshmen’s failing grades

Graduation coach Robert Joe credits the power of peer pressure with pushing dozens of freshmen with failing grades to pass their classes in the last few weeks of school. As part of a pilot project that started in April, Joe has been working with 74 freshmen who failed one or more classes in the first […]
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Graduation rates: Time for some cheering — Opinion

As we approach the end of the school year, one important statistic needs to be given a little more notice than it’s received. It’s the fact that Henley High School achieved a 99.25 percent graduation rate in 2016, and will be close to that this year. Henley was recently listed first in the state … […]
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Dropping out of high school as deadly as smoking 

Dropping out of high school is as deadly as smoking. Researchers who studied the health of dropouts compared to high school graduates found that earning a diploma cut the risk of death as much as quitting smoking. The research published in 2015 added to a growing body of evidence that education improves health. Source: Dropping […]
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20 best and 20 worst graduation rates: Oregon’s mid-sized and large high schools

Graduation Day is almost upon us again, a time of celebration for students, parents and educators at high schools across the country. It’s also a time to evaluate what’s going right at our institutions of learning and what isn’t. Source: 20 best and 20 worst graduation rates: Oregon’s mid-sized and large high schools | OregonLive.com

Sports, other programs could help lower tuition | Opinion |

When the state granted University of Oregon President Michael Schill’s request for a 10.6 percent tuition increase for Oregon residents who are UO students last week, it was another sledgehammer blow to the dreams of homegrown families and kids. Oregon continues to decrease funding for its educational institutions, thus moving the financial burden from taxpayers […]
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20 best and 20 worst graduation rates: Oregon’s mid-sized and large high schools

Graduation Day is almost upon us again, a time of celebration for students, parents and educators at high schools across the country. It’s also a time to evaluate what’s going right at our institutions of learning and what isn’t. Source: 20 best and 20 worst graduation rates: Oregon’s mid-sized and large high schools | OregonLive.com