2015 Better Together Baseline e-report-1

This week, a local movement called Better Together released the first and most comprehensive collection of Central Oregon data on student success indicators. As Central Oregon’s most collaborative effort to support and advocate for children and young adults, Better Together partners are asking community members to find a role in helping youth excel from cradle to career. The Baseline Report features data on 25 community-identified measures that research has shown to significantly impact high school graduation rates and overall school success.

“There has never been a more inclusive or expansive effort to address the needs of youth in Central Oregon,” said John Rexford, Superintendent for the High Desert Education Service District that oversees the Better Together initiative. “Better Together includes a broad reach of educators, service agencies, government agencies, business leaders and community members who are taking this data and creating a systematic approach to helping our children be successful in school and life.”

According to Rexford, the Baseline Report data is intended to guide and inspire collective community action and to engage community members beyond just the education system to get involved.

Click here to view Better Together Baseline Report.

For more information, contact Anna Higgins via phone: 541.693.5773 or email: anna.higgins@hdesd.org