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Nishioka, Vicki; Merrill, Becca; Hanson, Havala – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2021
Racial equity is a high priority in Oregon, which along with many other states has enacted reforms in the past decade to improve racial equity in school discipline practices. One common approach has been to focus on reducing the use of exclusionary discipline, which removes students from classroom instruction. In 2015 the Oregon legislature…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Discipline, State Legislation
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In 2015 Oregon enacted a school discipline policy reform for students in grades K-5 to limit exclusionary discipline actions (suspensions or expulsions that remove students from classroom instruction) to situations that threaten the safety of other students and adults. The reform built on a 2013 policy that directed districts to shift from a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Discipline, Educational Policy
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These are the appendixes for the report, "Changes in Exclusionary and Nonexclusionary Discipline in Grades K-5 Following State Policy Reform in Oregon" (ED610682). Students in grades K-5 who receive exclusionary discipline are more likely to experience chronic absenteeism, academic failure, and disciplinary problems throughout their…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Discipline, State Legislation
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Greenberg Motamedi, Jason; Porter, Lorna; Taylor, Sara; Leong, Melinda; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary; Serrano, Diana – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2021
Meeting the unique educational and social needs of newcomer students (students who were born outside of the United States and have arrived in the country within the past three years) is an ongoing challenge for educators and community stakeholders across the country. This resource toolkit is intended to help educators and other stakeholders…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Refugees, Immigrants, Secondary School Students
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Greenberg Motamedi, Jason; Yoon, Sun Young; Hanson, Havala – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2021
The number and percentage of students of color are growing in Washington state, yet the teacher workforce remains largely White (non-Hispanic). This means that few students of color have teachers who share their race or ethnicity, which could have consequences for student achievement and wellbeing. To better understand the state's shortage of…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
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This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a study exploring the state's shortage of teachers of color. The study investigated six steps in the teacher preparation and career pathway at which teacher candidates and teachers are likely to drop out or leave the profession: three teacher preparation tests, certification, employment, and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
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The "Pathways to Teaching: Teacher Diversity, Testing, Certification, and Employment in Washington State" study examined the state's shortage of teachers of color. The study investigated six steps in the teacher preparation and career pathway at which teacher candidates and teachers are likely to drop out or leave the profession: three…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
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Pierson, Ashley; Rooney, Kathryn – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2021
Created in 2016, Alaska's Pre-Elementary Grants (PEGs) allow school districts to design, develop, and expand affordable and accessible preschool in their communities. PEGs aim, in particular, to serve historically disadvantaged students. This study aimed to help Alaska stakeholders better understand how districts implemented the grants and what…
Descriptors: State Aid, Preschool Education, Grants, School District Autonomy
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This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a study looking at implementation of Pre-Elementary Grant (PEG) programs, the characteristics of PEG districts and the students served, and the student outcomes related to participating in state-funded preschool, including participating in a PEG program. Data sources included documents submitted by…
Descriptors: State Aid, Preschool Education, Grants, School District Autonomy
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The "State-Funded Preschool in the Last Frontier: Alaska's Pre-Elementary Grant Program" study examined the implementation of Pre-Elementary Grant (PEG) programs in Alaska, the characteristics of PEG districts and the students served, and the student outcomes related to participating in state-funded preschool, including participating in…
Descriptors: State Aid, Preschool Education, Grants, School District Autonomy
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Pierson, Ashley; Cannon, Jill; Perera, Rachel; Mihaly, Kata; LeMahieu, Rebekah – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2021
Many states seek to increase the education levels of their early childhood education (ECE) workforce to improve the quality of care for children. Oregon encourages all ECE workforce members to sign up for a career lattice, a career pathway system that helps them determine goals related to increasing their education. The state also offers…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Care, Disadvantaged Youth
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This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a study that examined whether professional development incentives for the Oregon early childhood education (ECE) workforce members increased career lattice sign-up and increased education and training levels or workplace retention. This study used two randomized controlled trials in 2018 and 2019 to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Care, Disadvantaged Youth
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The "Professional Development Incentives for Oregon's Early Childhood Education Workforce: A Randomized Study" examined whether professional development incentives for the Oregon early childhood education (ECE) workforce members increased career lattice sign-up and increased education and training levels or workplace retention. The study…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Care, Disadvantaged Youth
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Sepanik, Susan; Zhu, Pei; Shih, Miki Bairstow; Commins, Nicholas – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2021
Although Oregon has made recent gains in its overall high school graduation rate, 21?percent of public school students entering grade?9 in 2014 did not graduate within four years, by 2018. To improve graduation rates, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 98 in 2016 to fund dropout prevention and college and career readiness initiatives in high…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Identification, Early Intervention, Graduation Rate
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Although Oregon has made recent gains in its overall high school graduation rate, 21 percent of public school students entering grade 9 in 2014 did not graduate within four years, by 2018. To improve graduation rates, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 98 in 2016 to fund dropout prevention and college and career readiness initiatives in high…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Identification, Early Intervention, Graduation Rate
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