Oregon Schools Continue to Struggle

MEDFORD, Ore. – The U.S. has reached an educational milestone with 80 percent of students nationwide now graduating high school, but Oregon continues to lag far behind. A recent report, compiled from 2012 Department of Education data, ranks Oregon second to last in the country with a 68 percent graduation rate. And Southern Oregon is … Continue reading »

4J Aims to Increase Graduation Rates

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s new Chief Education Officer wants local school districts to step up their goals. A review of the state’s largest districts shows most only aim to improve student achievement by a percentage point a year. While some schools set their sights low, here in Eugene 4J and Springfield administrators say they’re working … Continue reading »