Salem-Keizer teachers make home visits, improve student outcomes

Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends, not at home, but at the homes of her students.

To get ready, the Hoover Elementary School teacher dedicates dozens of hours a month preparing school supplies, scheduling meetings and traveling to where families are most comfortable.

She’s part of a growing movement of Salem and Keizer educators to make Parent Teacher Home Visits more common practice, with local organizations doubling the program’s funding and providing incentives for staff to foster deeper relationships with their students’ families.

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