Tag Archives: Graduation Rates

Seeing graduation beyond the game

Walking into Erin Van Dyke’s kindergarten class at Bellview Elementary in Ashland when it’s time to do a quiet activity, the first thing a visitor might wonder is how the room of about 20 children is so quiet. Among the group of state administrators, public health employees and psychologists stopping by the class Tuesday, however, […]
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A Closer Look: Why Some Cities Have Higher Graduation Rates Than Others 

The U.S. high school graduation rate rose to 83.2% in the 2014-2015 school year, a 4 percentage point increase from 2010-2011 when the states began using a consistent gauge of high school completion. 24/7 Wall St. recently reviewed the 25 U.S. metro areas with the highest graduation rates and the 25 with the lowest. Metro […]
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What it cost to buy in Oregon’s top 15 school districts

Parents are known to make sacrifices to make sure their children attend good schools. They squeeze their finances, give up shorter commutes and say goodby to longtime neighbors to move to preferred school districts. Residents without children in public classrooms place a premium on school quality, too. Source: What it cost to buy in Oregon’s […]
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Oregon’s chronic absenteeism problem grows worse, imperiling students’ futures

Oregon’s chronic absenteeism rate, found to be one of the worst in the nation, got even worse last school year, new state figures show. More than 108,000 students missed so much school it put them at risk of failing to learn to read well and made them unlikely to earn a diploma. Source: Oregon’s chronic […]
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The achievement gap in Salem-Keizer

Black and Hispanic students are not performing as well as their peers. The district is looking for more ways to reduce the disparity. Source: The achievement gap in Salem-Keizer

School report cards show students declining and stagnant

Graduation rates are stagnant, more students are dropping out, fewer are continuing onto college and less than half are meeting or exceeding certain state standards. Source: School report cards show students declining and stagnant

Oregon School Report Cards Show Progress — At Least In 1 Key Statistic .

If you’re going to finish high school, first, you have to get through freshman year. Source: Oregon School Report Cards Show Progress — At Least In 1 Key Statistic . News | OPB

Editorial: Madras High School makes progress

In a state with high school graduation rates among the lowest in the country, Madras High School stands out, and not in a good way. Less than 60 percent of Madras High School seniors graduated on time in the 2014-15 school year, compared to a statewide average of 73.8 percent. Nationwide that year, some 83.2 […]
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Tim Nesbitt: Raising Oregon’s graduation rates, one ninth grader at a time

Last year, when I visited school superintendents with questions about how to improve Oregon’s high school graduation rate, one of the most insightful answers I heard came with a number: 213. That was the number of ninth graders in the Bend-La Pine school district who were in danger of not graduating. Source: Tim Nesbitt: Raising Oregon’s […]
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Sutherlin School District makes plans for Measure 98 funding

Now that the amount of Measure 98 funding has been determined by state legislators, the Sutherlin School District has a plan in place on how to use the money to improve graduation rates. “We have applied and have been told the amount we are going to get,” said Sutherlin School District Superintendent Terry Prestianni. Source: Sutherlin […]
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