Graduation http://nwpr.org en First Lady Tells OSU Graduates To Lead A Rich Life http://nwpr.org/post/first-lady-tells-osu-graduates-lead-rich-life <p>The First Lady did not mention the 2012 election or her husband the president during her speech at the Oregon State University commencement Sunday. Michelle Obama spoke about growing up in Chicago, her father, and how to lead a rich life. KLCC&#39;s Rachael McDonald reports. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:02:33 +0000 Rachael McDonald 10185 at http://nwpr.org Gregoire Urges WSU Grads To Stay True To Their Values http://nwpr.org/post/gregoire-urges-wsu-grads-stay-true-their-values <p>Washington Governor Christine Gregoire received an honorary degree from Washington State University on Saturday during commencement ceremonies. In her speech, the Governor urged graduates to stay true to their values, to give back, and to be engaged in their world. Mon, 07 May 2012 13:24:16 +0000 Glenn Mosley 7865 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Grad Rates Improve, But 1 in 3 Still Fall Short http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-grad-rates-improve-1-3-still-fall-short <p>Oregon&#39;s high school graduation rates inched up slightly last year. But as Rob Manning reports, thousands of young people who endure four years of high school don&rsquo;t have a regular diploma to show for it.</p><p>67 percent of freshmen who entered high school in 2007, earned diplomas last spring, after four years in school. The other thirty-three percent are not all dropouts. Many of them got alternative diplomas, or GED&#39;s. But education experts say the goal should be to have as many students as possible earning the more rigorous, standard diploma.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:10:27 +0000 Rob Manning 2255 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Grad Rates Improve, But 1 in 3 Still Fall Short