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Dec 27

Examining the implementation and impact of full-day kindergarten in Oregon

Many states and districts offer full-day kindergarten with the hope that additional learning time will improve student outcomes. In 2015/16, Oregon shifted its funding structure for kindergarten enrollment, which created incentives for districts to offer...
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Dec 16

Using Data to Support Transfer Student Success

Nationally, only a third of two-year college students transfer to a four-year college, and less than half of those students go on to earn a bachelor’s degree. This eight-minute video describes how data-sharing agreements between two-year and four-year...
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Dec 13

Oregon's Promise to Cover the Cost of Community College Tuition

A college education is important, and financial aid is essential for expanding college access. In 2015 Oregon implemented Oregon Promise, the nation’s second statewide promise program—a type of place-based financial aid program that covers all or nearly...
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Dec 13

What Were the Reach and Impact of the Oregon Promise Financial Aid Program in Its First Two Years?

To make college more attainable for low- and middle-income students, in 2015 Oregon became one of the first states in the country to introduce a promise program—a grant that covers most tuition at community college for eligible Oregon students. Oregon...
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Dec 13

Implementation and Impact of Full-Day Kindergarten in Oregon

In 2015/16, Oregon shifted its funding policy on kindergarten enrollment, creating financial incentives for school districts to offer full-day kindergarten (FDK). This resulted in an increase in the percentage of kindergarten students enrolled in FDK...
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Alaska Native Students as English Learner Students: Examining Patterns in Identification, Classification, Service Provision, and Reclassification
This report examines the population of Alaska Native students who are classified as English learner (EL) students and how EL policies function for these students, focusing on EL identification, classification, service provision, and reclassification as...

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