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National report praises parts of Oregon’s preschool program, also shows not enough children have access National report praises parts of Oregon’s preschool program, also shows not enough children have access Wednesday, May 13, 2015 The release this week of the annual “State of Preschool” report by the National Institute of Early Education Research underlines the commitment the state of Oregon has made to invest in high-quality preschool. But it also shows the state must do much more to ensure more Oregon children – especially those from low-income families – have access to publicly funded preschool. The “State of Preschool” report examined preschool programs throughout the...
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Children’s Institute and community partners call for annual data release on chronic absence Children’s Institute and community partners call for annual data release on chronic absence Wednesday, May 06, 2015 The Children's Institute and a group of allies and partners have formally asked leaders of the Oregon Department of Education to annually release data that measures chronic absence rates in K-12 schools across the state. Such a release would provide critical information to the policymakers and educators and communities working to address chronic absence in Oregon. Oregon has one of the highest rates of chronic absence – defined as students who miss 10 percent...
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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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