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Oregon pushes college credits in high school

from The World

By 2025, Gov. John Kitzhaber wants all students in Oregon to graduate from high school with at least nine earned college credits. It's one of many changes proposed in the governor's new Education Achievement Compact that he hopes will replace No Child Left Behind for Oregon schools, and though it is far off, local high schools are gearing up. In Coos County, many school districts are already close to accomplishing the proposed standard, said Nathan Helland, the coordinator for high school relations at Southwestern Oregon Community College. SWOCC has worked with local school districts to get high school students into college-level classes for more than a decade with an "Expanded Options" program that includes colleges and vocational schools, he said. more

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