Oregon Department of Education

Eugene 4J School District
11:25 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Eugene 4J Sees Improvement In Achievement Gap

Oregon's public high school on-time graduation rates went up 3.3 percent in 2014 from the previous year. Eugene's 4J school district reports an 8 percent boost in the statewide survey released Thursday.

The state has changed the way it calculates graduation rates which may account for some of the improvement. Kerry Delf with Eugene 4J says the district also made progress in closing the achievement gap:

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Nutrition
6:29 am
Sun January 12, 2014

Veggies, Enthusiasm Sprout In Oregon's School Gardens

There are about 500 vegetable gardens planted at Oregon schools, and the state's first School Garden Summit takes place on Mon., Jan. 13 near Salem.
Credit Linda Colwell

Growing food at schools is part of a new trend in Oregon. Proponents say the practice teaches kids about science and maintaining a healthy diet. Monday, the First School Garden Summit in Salem hopes to educate and expand on the movement. 

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Education Evaluation
3:19 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Oregon Schools And Districts Get New Report Cards

Oregon Department of Education

Oregon students aren't the only ones in the education system who get graded. Thursday, newly redesigned report cards were unveiled for the States' K-12 public schools and districts.

As part of Oregon's federal waiver application, the new report cards focus on growth and student outcomes. Aside from overall performance ratings, the report cards compare schools to similar population and income demographics. Oregon Department of Education Communications Director, Crystal Greene, says that provides a different perspective as to how a school is performing.

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