Jefferson Exchange | January 14, 2014 | 8:30
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Tue January 14, 2014

Changing What Defines "Poverty" For Schools

Schools with higher numbers of students from poor families frequently get additional financial support.

Oregon Department of Education shares how poverty is now calculated.

Credit Medford School District

Plain and simple, education must be more intensive for children of poverty. 

A change is underway in Oregon… a change in HOW poverty is calculated. 

The state Department of Education must carry out the change, under orders from the legislature. 

And it is possible that some school districts will get more money... while others will get less.

 

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