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Oregon remains at bottom of state graduation rate data for 2016-17
Thursday, January 24, 2019Despite steady improvement, Oregon had the second worst graduation rate among states for 2016-17, according to data released Thursday morning.
Oregon graduation rate improves to 78.7 percent
Thursday, January 24, 2019A 2 percentage-point increase for 2017-18 graduation rates continued Oregon’s steady improvement, but the 78.7 percent graduation rate remains far below what education advocates want for Oregon’s children.
Oregon chronic absenteeism rate climbs to 20.5 percent, according to 2017-18 state report
Friday, October 26, 2018Research shows regular attendance is an indicator for student success and graduation.
Trusted community member helps improve North Marion attendance
Thursday, October 25, 2018As family outreach coordinator, Rafael Pelaez uses daily contacts to combat the North Marion School District’s attendance challenges, particularly with minority students.
ODE debuts ‘Every Day Matters’ campaign targeting chronic absenteeism
Tuesday, October 23, 2018New campaign highlights the importance of regular student attendance and promotes community engagement with local school districts.
Tribal project’s family advocates help students connect with school, improve attendance
Thursday, September 27, 2018Oregon has the fourth-highest state-average rate of chronic absenteeism.
Umatilla principal named OSSA 2018 Administrator of the Year
Wednesday, June 27, 2018Umatilla High Principal Bob Lorence has worked in Umatilla schools for 27 years.
McMinnville High senior wins $1,000 scholarship by expressing his GRADitude
Monday, June 4, 2018Daniel Lobatos will be the first person in his immediate family to attend college.
Umatilla uses clubs, sports and activities to keep students connected
Wednesday, April 18, 2018Part of Umatilla’s strategy to raise graduation rates is to get students involved with clubs, activities and sports any way possible so they stay connected to school.
Wrap-around social services help Umatilla students keep focus on graduating
Tuesday, April 17, 2018Umatilla augments academic interventions with a variety of nonacademic supports, from picking up students for school to providing lice treatment.
Umatilla fosters culture of success to inspire students and promote graduation
Monday, April 16, 2018Umatilla bombards its students with messages about what success looks like and how to get there.
Career pathways help North Clackamas students find routes to success
Wednesday, March 21, 2018North Clackamas School District officials credit an extensive career and technical education program for helping raise graduation rates.
Focus on equity helps North Clackamas close achievement gap
Tuesday, March 20, 2018Overall, 83.7 percent of underserved races and ethnicities at North Clackamas graduated in four years.
Woodburn adds counselors to support students and inspire them beyond graduation
Thursday, February 1, 2018High school counselors handle academic and behavioral support so the College and Career Counselor can focus on helping students with post-secondary planning.
Woodburn’s dual-language programs promote academic success
Wednesday, January 31, 2018Two-thirds of Woodburn’s students have little or no mastery of English when they start school, yet only about 8 percent are still considered English language learners in high school.
By going smaller, Woodburn scores big gains on graduation rates
Tuesday, January 30, 2018The Woodburn School District's graduation rate for 2016-17 is 12 percentage points above the state average.
Oregon graduation rate increases nearly 2 percentage points
Thursday, January 25, 2018The 2016-17 ODE graduation rate report showed that 76.7 percent of Oregon students earned a regular or modified high school diploma within four years.
State audit suggests three focus areas to lift Oregon graduation rates
Tuesday, December 19, 2017The Oregon Department of Education could improve graduation rates by helping schools and districts focus more on three specific groups, according to the Secretary of State Audits Division.
Eagle Point graduation coaches make vital connections with struggling students
Thursday, December 14, 2017The program was so successful the first year that the district brought the coach back to help sophomores and hired another to coach the freshmen.
Eagle Point attendance initiative pays attention to every student, every class, every time
Wednesday, December 13, 2017Administrators say their attendance successes are founded on building relationships between staff and student.
Eagle Point boosts graduation rate through attention to attendance
Tuesday, December 12, 2017Eagle Point administrators say there is a direct link between their focus on a culture of showing up and their graduation rate.
Statewide report card offers detailed look at public education
Thursday, November 30, 2017The Oregon Statewide Report Card 2016-2017 includes data on students, teachers, administrators, schools and assessments.
McMinnville is focused on getting students to earning a family wage
Friday, November 17, 2017Career and technical education is a big part of McMinnville’s strategy for helping students graduate.
McMinnville works to make all parents feel comfortable at schools
Thursday, November 16, 2017McMinnville staff want all parents to be able to access the system and fully understand its requirements and rewards.
Graduation success starts with preparation for kindergarten
Wednesday, November 15, 2017The McMinnville School District offers pre-kindergarten and a program designed for parents of children from birth to age 5.
McMinnville staff learn from each other and learn constantly
Tuesday, November 14, 2017All McMinnville teaching staff and administrators are trained on the same methods and then become the trainers for the rest of the district.
McMinnville overcomes graduation obstacles with steady approach
Monday, November 13, 2017In 2016, 87 percent of McMinnville students graduated, significantly above the state average of 75 percent.
OSBA’s Annual Convention emphasizes lifting Oregon graduation rates
Monday, November 6, 2017The gathering Nov. 9-12 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront will offer 70 workshops, with many of them presenting strategies, research and support for raising graduation rates.
Percentage of chronically absent students increases again, according to report
Thursday, October 19, 2017Nearly 20 percent of students were chronically absent in 2016-17, according to the Oregon Department of Education’s Regular Attenders Report.
DeVos visits McMinnville schools to study teaching methods
Wednesday, October 11, 2017DeVos read a news article about the McMinnville School District’s strong instructional results and wanted to understand the methods behind them.
‘Graduation is vital’ video debuts
Monday, September 18, 2017A new Promise of Oregon video debuts today celebrating how important graduation is for Oregon’s public schools.
Graduation rate data focuses attention on equity in education
Thursday, January 26, 2017The Oregon high school graduation rate continues its crawl upward, climbing 1 percentage point to 74.8 percent for the class of 2016.