Oregon Schools See Spike In Homeless Students


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We know the economic recession has plunged many Oregon adults into unemployment. What sometimes goes overlooked is the recession's shattering effect it also has on kids. According to findings out today from the Oregon Department of Education, the 2008-2009 school year saw an increase of nearly 14 percent in the number of homeless students enrolled in Oregon schools. There were 18,051 homeless ...   More
 
Friday, September 18, 2009 Amanda Ingram

State To PPS: English-Language Instruction Hasn't Improved Enough


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The Oregon Department of Education has released its latest assessment [PDF] of Portland Public Schools' program for teaching English to immigrant and refugee students. The findings, which follow a 2009 audit of PPS's department for English-language instruction, are mixed. The state found PPS had corrected some failings but still fell behind in other regards. For example, the state says English-language ...   More
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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