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Oregon Passes Student Success Act

Jul 30, 2019

The Student Success Act offers a historic financial commitment to supporting the health and development of young children in the state.

The Student Success Act, passed by the Oregon legislature in May 2019, offers a historic financial commitment to supporting the health and development of young children in the state. Eighty percent of the investment package will go to K-12 programs. The 20% dedicated to early childhood will increase access to high-quality early learning programs, fund early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays and early childhood special education and strengthen culturally-specific early education for underserved children of color and dual language learners. It will also support the state’s early childhood workforce and increase access to parenting education and supports.

To finance this investment, the state will implement a new tax, impacting about 40,000 businesses in Oregon with gross receipts of over $1 million. The new plan also includes a 0.25% income tax cut for most Oregon residents.

ZERO TO THREE commends Oregon’s Early Childhood Coalition and K-12 advocates who worked together to increase investment for early learning for all children in the state.

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