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U.S. Dept. of Education Leads Discussion

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local education organizations say they’re one step closer to helping the state achieve 40-40-20.

Friday morning, 17 different organizations met at the Springfield School District’s office in hopes of gaining some new perspective on how to better the current education system.

A U.S. Department of Education representative led the discussion.

“What the U.S Department of Education really offers us is that global view of what’s going on in the country. So when we understand what’s going on in the country we can connect the work in Lane County to that and move forward,” said Mary Spilde, Lane Community College President.

The goal is to have 40 percent of Oregon students get a bachelor’s degree, 40 percent get an associate’s and the remaining 20-percent graduate from high school.

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