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Ready for School Campaign Launches Ready for School Campaign Launches Tuesday, December 16, 2014 The Ready for School Leaders Panel and the Children’s Institute are poised to make a significant impact for Oregon’s youngest and most vulnerable children in the 2015 Legislative Session. Today we release Advancing Birth-to-Third Grade Success, our policy brief that makes the case for the critical investments and policy changes in 2015 that are strongly supported by research and support on-track health and development, kindergarten readiness, and third-grade...
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Oregon loses federal preschool grant bid; what’s next? Oregon loses federal preschool grant bid; what’s next? Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Oregon faced a significant loss for early education last week when it learned it was not one of the 18 states awarded a federal Race to the Top- Preschool Development Grant. The 18 successful state grantees will have the opportunity to expand preschool to 4-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families and serve as national models for high quality state preschool expansion. This grant opportunity would have meant $60 million over four years to fund high-quality...
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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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