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June 23, 2015

After Oregon Gov. Brown Signs Opt-Out Bill, Is the State's Title I Aid in Jeopardy?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring districts to notify parents of their right to opt their children out of standardized exams.

June 23, 2015

Testing Opt-Out Bill Signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown; Delaware Next?

The Oregon measure makes districts send notices to parents twice a year about their right to opt out of state exams, and about the purpose of the tests.

May 27, 2015

Rural Oregon Students Less Likely to Enroll, Persist in College

Fifty-five percent of rural Oregon students included in the study enrolled in college, compared to 63 percent of non-rural students.

April 01, 2015

Pending State Legislation Could Create Big Changes in Early Ed. ... Or Not

Early-education legislation currently under consideration in several states would, collectively, have the power to bring about large changes in public preschool and early learning programs.

February 13, 2015

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Resigns, Leaving His K-12 Blueprint Stranded

Kitzhaber had laid out ambitious early-literacy policy proposals after his 2014 re-election, and had also ordered a review of common-core-aligned tests in schools.

December 10, 2014

New Lunch Rules Too Cumbersome for Some Rural Schools

Eighteen districts in Oregon do not serve school lunches, which they say is partly due to challenging requirements of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

November 11, 2014

Seeking Big K-12 Plans From Governors for 2015? Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Delivers

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has presented a wide-ranging package of education initiatives that include a focus on early education, reading, and English-language learners.

July 23, 2014

Summer Is Over for Students at Year-Round Schools

Students at year-round schools from North Carolina to Oregon are heading back to class already.

July 15, 2014

Some Oregon Districts Have Worst 'Bang for Educational Buck'

A new report found that rural districts in Oregon are spending high amounts on students yet performing poorly on state exams.

May 05, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver State Will Be the First to Get Off High-Risk Status?

Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, each had until Thursday to submit a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education addressing the agency's concerns with their waivers.

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