Special ed report cards show improvements, set backs in Salem-Keizer schools

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More special education students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools are graduating with regular diplomas, learning alongside their peers and pursuing higher education or work after high school, according to new data released by the Oregon Department of Education Wednesday.

But while the district saw many gains this year, there have also been a handful of setbacks, and some of Salem-Keizer’s improved numbers are still far below state targets and comparable districts.

Read about the latest data and their implications here.


Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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