Oregon has long lagged the rest of the country in high-school graduation rates. But the most recent report, out in January, shows the class of 2018-2019 graduating 80 percent of its members, in four years.
It took a lot of work by students, but many adults also played a part in bringing the rate closer to the national average.
What factors contributed to the improvement?
We put that question and others to Colt Gill, who leads the state Department of Education.