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Priority: Education

VISION: Oregonians are equipped with the knowledge and skills for rewarding careers. 

Key Strategies:

Develop a seamless education system spanning birth to college/career

Prioritize and invest in strategies proven to raise student and social outcomes 

Build statewide systems of support and accountability 


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Oregon is no longer a passive funder of education. Instead, our state is an active, engaged and strategic investor. We want to know our resources are directly targeting the outcomes we want to achieve.

Our biggest return on investment is in early childhood, Kindergarten readiness and 3rd Grade reading. And the Governor’s Budget builds a pathway from age three to grade three ensuring that every Kindergarten is ready for any student that sits down at a desk for the first time, and that more children are reading at grade level by third grade.

But these investments aim to lift up every student and teacher in this state by identifying those who need help most and ensuring the support they need is in place.​​

It’s about inspiring the student who contemplates dropping out with career technical training that sparks her passion to complete high school. It’s about helping a first-generation college student from a rural community who needs financial support to enroll

in an Oregon university. And it’s about enabling the first year teacher whose passion and commitment are clear, but needs mentoring to reach her full potential.

This vision is rooted in the belief that we can work together to make a difference. And throughout the budget investments are geared towards achieving clear outcomes by leveraging the power of community collaboration.​  




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