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Congress considering programs with huge impact on Oregon children, families Congress considering programs with huge impact on Oregon children, families Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Last week, early childhood advocates from across the country came together in Washington, D.C., to learn from each other and talk with partners focused on federal policy connected to our local work. While there, I was able to meet with Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and staffers for Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to talk about how Congress is making decisions that can directly improve the lives of young Oregon children...
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Victory for Oregon’s young children Victory for Oregon’s young children Monday, July 06, 2015 Oregon’s young children won a major victory this week. On Monday, the last day of the 2015 Oregon legislative session, the Oregon Senate approved a bill that will make high-quality preschool available for more children from low-income families in the state. That vote marked the final approval of the Children's Institute's entire legislative agenda for improving early learning in Oregon. The Legislature's approval of the preschool legislation will...
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Is Oregon Ready to Learn?

Improving Oregon's Kindergarten Readiness Survey
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is_oregon_ready_to_learn_coverAssessments of school readiness, when done correctly, are useful planning tools. Assessing children as they enter kindergarten allows policy-makers to identify and respond to achievement gaps and communities to determine whether children are prepared for success in school. Well-designed assessments help public officials direct resources effectively and efficiently. On the other hand, poorly designed or poorly administered assessments - even if inexpensive - are not a good use of public resources.

As Oregon and the nation move toward comprehensive data systems that track the education of children from birth through college, now is the time to re-engineer Oregon's kindergarten readiness survey to provide Oregonians - policy-makers in particular - a useful tool for measuring school readiness.

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