Tag Archives: Graduation Rates

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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Harding’s graduation coach is ready to get to work

New graduation coach Gypsy Warrick spent the summer planning for the new school year. Students at Coos Bay School’s Harding Building are getting a little extra help to graduate. New graduation coach Gypsy Warrick has spent the summer creating a plan on how to best guide students, many of whom end up at Harding to […]
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Q&A with Oregon’s Education Innovation Officer

Oregon’s first Education Innovation Officer Colt Gill talks about Oregon’s dismal graduation rate and how communities and businesses can help solve the problem. Source: Oregon Business – Q&A with Oregon’s Education Innovation Officer

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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