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Kotek Signs Package Of Education Bills

(Salem, OR) -- Governor Tina Kotek has signed seven education-related bills ahead of Friday's deadline. Kotek says it's her goal to create a state where every child has a safe place to receive high-quality education. The bills fund schools with a record ten-point-two billion dollars. They provide additional support for teachers and staff working in special education. 50-million dollars will be spent to create new childcare facilities, which will help increase access to childcare across the state. There will be more funding for early literacy programs. And each school district will be required to have a civil rights coordinator to monitor compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws.

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