Betsy Hammond in the Oregonian:
Oregon has the fourth-worst high school graduation rate in the nation, according to the federal government's most accurate state-by-state report on the topic.At Springfield High School, three miles from UO, that rate is just 60%. If you are a UO professor, volunteer to join the SAIL program at sail.uoregon.edu. We know how to get these kids on the college track, we've got the results to prove it, and we know how to effectively use your abilities as a college professor to expand the program to more students. We have started a new SAIL program at PSU, with the same goal, and we can use more volunteers there as well. We have also received lots of invaluable help from UO staff and OAs, and from UO students volunteering as mentors, and we welcome more. Thanks! 11/28/2012.
Just 68 percent of Oregon high school students in the class of 2011 earned a diploma in four years, according to data released Monday.