Ore. schools allegedly used modified diplomas to increase grad rates

05/11/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Special diplomas meant for students with severe disabilities were used by four low-income schools in Portland, Ore., to help increase their graduation rates, The Oregonian reports. About 12% of students at the four schools received such diplomas in spring 2008, compared with a statewide average of 2.6%. Legislators have already enacted a law to prevent such practices in the future.

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