Tag Archives: Graduation Rates

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

Two new senate bills proposed to increase graduation

Oregon Chief Education Office officials visited Coos Bay on Monday Oregon is third from the bottom when it comes to high school graduation. In an effort to combat the alarming statistics, officials from the state Chief Education Office visited with school administrators on Monday at the Coos History Museum to talk about two new senate […]
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Redmond seniors will graduate on time with extra support

New approach gives at-risk students a second chance at success Juniors and seniors in the Redmond School District who are a year or more behind now have more options — and support — when it comes to catching up on credits. This school year, the district brought students who are a year or more behind […]
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Oregon GEAR UP Links Rural Students to Private Colleges

Small, quiet Linfield College—set in bucolic Oregon wine country, about an hour outside Portland—is not for every student. Source: Oregon GEAR UP Links Rural Students to Private Colleges – Education Week

Oregon schools need ethnic studies classes | Guest opinion

As of January, Oregon had the fifth worst graduation rate in the country. Only three-quarters of Oregon students finish high school. All students fell under the national averages for their corresponding ethnic and racial groups. One bill before the Oregon legislature, House Bill 2845, has the potential to dramatically change the odds for Oregon’s youth. […]
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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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