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ODE gives educators new tool to improve attendance ODE gives educators new tool to improve attendance Tuesday, September 01, 2015 While ODE previously released some measures of chronic absence in school and district report cards, these new data will provide a level of detail that will give policymakers, educators and parents a detailed understanding of the problem – and a starting place to address it. Specifically, the new data release will provide chronic absence rates at the school district and school level, and will disaggregate these numbers to show chronic absence among racial,...
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A conversation with a Yoncalla Early Works parent: taking steps forward for her family A conversation with a Yoncalla Early Works parent: taking steps forward for her family Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Ginger Most and her family are examples of how initiatives like Early Works can help change lives. The Children’s Institute helped launch the Early Works initiative to bring parents, schools and communities together to meet the needs of children from birth through third grade and to serve as learning laboratories to connect early learning with the early grades. The initiative has two sites – at Earl Boyles Elementary in east Portland and at Yoncalla Elementary...
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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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