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In order to graduate, Oregon students must first show up In order to graduate, Oregon students must first show up Wednesday, January 28, 2015 People who care about Oregon’s kids got a dispiriting jolt this week when the U.S. Department of Education found Oregon to have the worst high school graduation rates in the nation. There are a number of causes for the problem of course. But one of the biggest is this: too many Oregon students – in elementary, middle and high school – are chronically absent from school. Research on Oregon student attendance shows that nearly a quarter of Oregon’s...
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Closing the digital divide at Earl Boyles Elementary Closing the digital divide at Earl Boyles Elementary Monday, January 26, 2015 On a recent Tuesday morning, Earl Boyles Elementary School preschool teacher Katie Herro poses a question to her three- and four-year old students sitting in a circle in front of a digital whiteboard. "How do you build a house?" she asks, and after some exchange with her students she summons one child to come up and touch the house pictured on the screen. A time-lapse video starts in which construction workers lay a foundation, hang beams and drywall, and eventually...
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Developmental delays surge in Oregon kids, and educators say that should mean increased services for them


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The number of young children identified as having developmental delays has risen in Oregon, led mainly by a huge one-year surge in Multnomah County, the state reported Wednesday.

That's cause for celebration among special education leaders, who say many toddlers and preschoolers in need of help were missed in the past. Reaching those children and their families earlier with specialized help will pay off with big gains in their communication, social and motor skills, educators say.

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