Medford, OR—Governor Kate Brown today welcomed the incoming freshman class at South Medford High School, addressing students on their first day of the new school year. Joined by educators, students, and legislators, she ceremonially signed the Student Success Act, which provides a historic $2 billion additional investment into Oregon's early education and K-12 schools.
"Giving our children the opportunity to thrive is at the core of the Student Success Act," said Governor Brown. "I want to make sure that every single student is empowered and able to overcome any challenge, and dream big for themselves and their community. These targeted investments will ensure that all our kids can graduate high school with a plan for their future and the tools to compete in a global economy."
The Student Success Act
targets resources to improve education for every child in the state, especially those that have long been underserved. This includes expanding access to high-quality preschool, ensuring teachers have resources to support students struggling with behavioral health issues, and funding hands-on learning that will prepare students for college or a career.