Tag Archives: Parents

Live updates: Oregon reports 7 new deaths, bringing coronavirus death toll closer to 400

The Oregon Health Authority reported 258 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The total state caseload stands at 22,022. Multnomah, Washington, Umatilla, Marion and Clackamas counties had the lion’s share of new cases. Oregonians receiving unemployment benefits could soon see an extra $300 a week — or they might not. Oregon health […]
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Local parents turn to ‘learning pods’ this fall instead of distance learning alone

Keeping her three children engaged in distance learning this spring was overwhelming for Alfalfa resident Christie Otley. And in late July, when Bend-La Pine Schools announced that students would again be taught remotely when the school year began due to COVID-19, Otley was upset. Her youngest son — an incoming first-grader at Buckingham Elementary with […]
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Oregon Legislature help parents be parents, teachers and employees

COVID-19 has revealed the universal necessity of caregiving, and also how little infrastructure is in place to support it, especially for frontline workers of color who cannot work from home. Major gaps in systems of care for children, seniors, or people living with disabilities have made it uniquely challenging for families to deal with the […]
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Guest Column: Make sacrifices now for our kids

Oregon school buildings closed early in the coronavirus pandemic because we know children are drivers of respiratory virus spread, even if they are less likely to show symptoms of COVID-19. In the months since then, our understanding of the disease and its effect on kids has continued to evolve, but it remains far from settled. […]
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The Health 202: Should students stay six feet apart, or is three enough? There’s no agreement.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. It’s a question that will determine how many kids can be in the classroom. Should students returning […]
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How countries are preparing to reopen schools after coronavirus lockdowns

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Earlier this year, the spread of the novel coronavirus forced more than 1.5 billion students into hastily […]
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The Daily 202: America is in the middle of a child-care crisis

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Congress has yet to pass significant legislation to specifically aid the child-care industry. Source: The Daily 202: […]
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The Health 202: To open schools in the fall or not: That is one pressing coronavirus question

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. ‘I don’t freaking care about getting the parents back to work,’ said the NEA head. ‘I care […]
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Column: Childcare needs a new start

Finding an opening for your child at a local child care center was a big problem before COVID-19. Before March, there was an available slot for about 1 in every 3 children under the age of 5 in Central Oregon. The wait list for infants entering child care could be more than a year. That […]
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Opinion | How to Reopen America’s Schools

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