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Looking Back on 2017

We've compiled a list of blog posts and podcasts from 2017 that are still on our minds as the year draws to a close.

Unpacking 13 Percent ROI on Early Investments: Talking with Marina Merrill, Children's Institute's senior research and policy advisor, we examine the results of a recent paper from James Heckman called The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.

Supt. Tim Sweeney on Early Learning in Coquille: Coquille School District Superintendent Tim Sweeney explains how he started early learning in his district and the increasing demand for high-quality early education on Oregon’s south coast.

Discussing Early Learning with Principal Anne Griffith: Anne Griffith shares the visionary story of building an innovative, supportive and free preschool from the ground up that serves low-income students in Albany, Oregon.

Toward Equitable Achievement in Oregon: Abdikadir Bashir Mohamud, the executive director at the Center for African Immigrants and Refugees of Oregon discusses the purpose of CAIRO as a social change organization.

Housing Crisis Effects Earl Boyles Community: Homelessness has grown worse over the last three years at Earl Boyles and throughout East Portland and Multnomah County as the area population grows, gentrification pushes to the metro outskirts, rents rise and available and affordable housing grows scarce.

What is Grade-Level Reading?: “Grade-level reading” is a phrase that’s used often in the education world. But many parents may not know what it means—and why it’s so important.

Relief Nurseries Help Families Stay Together: Relief Nurseries offer a mix of intervention and prevention programs and services to meet the needs of children age 0 to 6 and their families.

From Yoncalla to Salem: Parent Voices Drive Advocacy: During the 2017 session of the Oregon legislature, Yoncalla preschool parent Sara Ruiz-Weight traveled to Salem three times to testify about the value of preschool and early education. 

Thank you for continuing to engage with us on issues impacting the health, education, and well-being of children across Oregon. 


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