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What families do matters: Q & A with Dr. Karen Mapp What families do matters: Q & A with Dr. Karen Mapp Thursday, April 16, 2015 We recently spoke with Dr. Karen Mapp, one of the nation’s foremost experts on family engagement, about the role engaging families in their children’s learning plays in student achievement. Dr. Mapp has spent the past 20 years focusing on the cultivation of partnerships among families, community members, and educators to foster student success and school improvement. You can hear more from Dr. Mapp next week at our seventh annual Make It Your Business lunch....
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Earl Boyles kindergartners shine on Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Earl Boyles kindergartners shine on Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Recently released results from this year’s Oregon Kindergarten Assessment demonstrate a promising upward trend for kindergartners at Earl Boyles Elementary in Portland’s David Douglas School District. Overall, Earl Boyles’ entering kindergartners outperformed their peers in the David Douglas School District and across the state on most dimensions of the kindergarten assessment. The assessment scores were even higher for students who had attended the Earl...
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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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