High school graduation rates are discouraging in Oregon. Roughly one out of every four students will not get out of high school in four years with diploma in hand.
The numbers show slight improvement from year to year (77% in numbers out last week), but not enough to get the state out of the bottom five.
The legislature will likely discuss programs to improve the graduation rate in its upcoming session.
The issue is very much on the radar of Colt Gill, newly named as the permanent Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction.
He visits with the graduation numbers just released, and some strategies for improving upon them.