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Expanding pre-K education for disadvantaged children isn’t just a social issue for business leaders — it’s a smart economic investment.
By Robin Doussard
Ken Thrasher is a sharp businessman who has a surefire way to save the state money, create a better workforce and get a great return on an investment.
Give disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds a chance.
Source: Oregon Department of Education
Oregon Department of Education estimates the cost would be $40 million over the first two years. To continue the program would cost $27 million per year. Ready for School’s Thrasher says that funding options are being analyzed and no proposal has been
“It comes down to cost-effectiveness and future savings,” says Adarkar. “We have a group of core business leaders who are adamant that pre-K has to be part of the discussion on education. It’s a growing choir.”
The choir reaches beyond Oregon. A national poll earlier this year of 205 senior executives at Fortune 1,000 companies found that American business leaders over-whelmingly backed public funding for pre-K for all children to keep the U.S. economy globally competitive.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
At Oregon State University, a 21st century version of the bad dream — nuclear terrorism — is alive and well. This winter, the Department of Nuclear Physics and Radiation Health Physics created a new interdisciplinary graduate emphasis in nuclear forensics, a Sherlock Holmes-sounding program that aims to identify how and where confiscated nuclear and radiological materials were created.
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