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Get involved and/or recommend it to a youth between 15 and 20 who might truly benefit from the experience…

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Community Service Trip to the Diné Nation March ’09

October 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Civic Responsibility, Latest News

Community Sevice Trip to the Diné Nation March ‘09

Oregon high school dropout rate drops to lowest in a decade

August 28, 2009 by  
Filed under In The News, Latest News

Oregon high school dropout rate drops to lowest in a decade

by Bill Graves, The Oregonian

Wednesday April 15, 2009, 8:24 PM

Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian Elfego Sanchez, 19, helps third-graders, including Gloria Martinez (right) at Gaffney Lane Elementary with reading as part of his senior project for Oregon City High. He returned to school this year after dropping out last spring and is on track to graduate. He now is considering going to college and becoming a teaching assistant. “The kids respond so well to him,” said teacher Karen Hankins.

Oregon’s dropout rate fell last year to an all-time low, in part because of better school options focused on kids in danger of quitting, state officials reported Wednesday.

A total 6,678 high school students – enough to fill three big schools — quit in 2007-08. That amounts to 3.7 percent of Oregon’s high school population, a decline from the previous year’s 4.2 percent dropout rate and the lowest level since the state started tracking dropouts nearly 20 years ago.

Dropout rates varied widely across the state. Portland’s rate remained the highest in the metro area, at 8.4 percent. By contrast, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District nearly eradicated its dropout rate, reducing it to 0.9 percent. Rates fell to 1.4 percent in Oregon City and 1.3 percent in Lake Oswego.

At 2,200-student Oregon City Senior High, educators have dramatically reduced the dropout rate to 25 students, or 1.1 percent, down from 5 percent three years ago. Elfego Sanchez, 19, was one of those dropouts, but he is back at Oregon City High and on track to graduate this spring. He left school as a junior a year ago to visit his ill grandmother in Mexico. He also “was confused with school and work,” he said.

Oregon school-by-school guide of test scores and state and federal ratings that include graduation and dropout rates. Read more

Welcome to the ManyHands Community!

August 28, 2009 by  
Filed under In The News, Latest News

Welcome to the ManyHands Community!