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Speak up to Support Oregon Students

The Joint Committee on Student Success is a group of legislators tasked with identifying what’s working — and what’s not working — in Oregon schools. Over the next few months, they will be visiting 9 counties throughout the state to gather community feedback about...

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CHIP Gets Short-Term Fix, Oregon Families Still Anxious

The following was published by Public News Service on December 29, 2017. A last-minute deal in Congress to provide short-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program hasn't done much to alleviate stress for states and parents going into the new year. Known...

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Report: Youth in Poverty Will Likely Live so as Adults

The following was published in the Argus Observer on December 22, 2017.  Children in Malheur County are facing obstacles when it comes to financial stability, child welfare and future success. That information comes from annual reports from two state organizations,...

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2,660 Children with Food Insecurity in Columbia County

The following was published in the Chronicle Online on December 9, 2017. Casey Wheeler, Executive Director of Columbia Pacific Food Bank said that in the St. Helens School District one in five students are eligible for food bank services. 30-50 families visit the St....

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3 weeks ago
By 35 to 25, the Oregon House of Reps passed HB 3063, which allows only medical vaccine exemptions for school and child care entry. Oregon's pediatricians thank all the legislators who voted yes for the common good and trusting medical science, especially the bill's sponsors.
1 month ago
Thank you Rep Lewis for elevating Child Abuse Prevention Month in your newsletter this April. We are committed to working with our partners to protect Oregon's most vulnerable children. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth https://t.co/pskDPIQTSL ChildrenFirstOR photo
1 month ago
We're thrilled to see SB 1008 passed by the Senate today. Research shows that young people have a great ability to grow & change and that treatment and education programs, not prisons, are the best way to help youth make better choices. #orpol #orleg https://t.co/3QAek4vJqB ChildrenFirstOR photo
1 month ago
Oregon lawmakers questioned Child Welfare officials in a hearing Thursday. Whitney Rodgers, a foster youth, described the treatment she received in the foster care system.
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1 month ago
We support the Student Success Act because all students - whether black, brown, or white --- deserve an opportunity to thrive. #YesonStudentSuccess #orleg #RedforEd https://t.co/51NcAXjLxG ChildrenFirstOR photo
1 month ago
It's time to end 30 years of disinvesting in Oregon students. The Student Success Act dedicates an unprecedented $2 billion in new funding to Oregon classrooms - it's time to invest! #YesonStudentSuccess #orleg #RedForEd https://t.co/lKuaYBCjCi ChildrenFirstOR photo