Local Schools Turn to Texas for Help

MEDFORD, Ore. – 21 Representatives¬†from Southern Oregon schools traveled¬†to Texas over the weekend to learn from a program boosting high school graduation rates. According to officials, The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo independent school district’s graduation rate went from 62% in 2007 to now a little more than 90% in 2014. The Texas program’s goal is for 25% … Continue reading »

Oregon Graduation Rates Low

OREGON — Oregon high school graduation rates remain virtually static, for the class of 2012. According to the Oregon Department of Education, the four year graduation rate was 68.4% for last year. In 2011 it was 67.6%. The drop out rate increased between the two years from 3.3% to 3.4%. Governor John Kitzhaber calls the … Continue reading »