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Early Learning Partners: Apply for the next round of book grants by April 10

Books build brains, and we're ready to help our early learning partners get more books to families.

The South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub has opened its second round of book distribution grants. This is an Oregon Department of Education Early Literacy Grant, and our hub was tasked with distributing the grant in books to agencies serving children and families with children ages 0 to 6.

March 12 is last day to sign-up for March 16 symposium on transition

Special education teachers and administrators from Douglas, Coos and Curry are invited to gather on Monday, March 16 to learn and share tips on how they are preparing students for successful transitions from school into integrated employment. This professional development conference is free to educators.

Early Childhood Matters: Hub brings ECE expert to free, day-long training; registration now open

Early Childhood Matters! Our South Central Oregon Early Learning Hub is bringing Karen Ponder, early childhood consultant, to Douglas County to offer a full day training for early learning educators and community partners in Douglas, Klamath & Lake counties. Training will focus on kindergarten readiness, community collaboration and early childhood outcomes.

Registration now open for Therapy in Educational Settings (TIES) Conference

This year's TIES Conference is scheduled for April 27 & 28 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. TIES is the annual conference presented by Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments (RSOI).

See TIES conference schedule, speakers and registration details HERE.

RSOI is a contracted state program administered by the Douglas ESD.

County schools closing gap for low-income students

DOUGLAS COUNTY -- Our schools are helping more Douglas County students complete high school, according to recent data released by the Oregon Department of Education on graduation rates for the Class of 2014.

Seven of the school districts in the Douglas ESD region graduated students at a higher rate than the state average (72 percent).