Oregon Legislators approved a 14-bill package that has the potential to remake the state's educational system.
Legislators gave final approval to bills to allow students to cross district lines to attend a favored school, create a powerful board overseeing investment in all levels of education, and spur districts to offer all-day kindergarten.
That was just a start. Other pieces of the 14-bill package sought to boost technical education, declare state policy that 80 percent of Oregonians will have at least a two-year community college degree by 2025 and allow online charter schools to boost their enrollment. And Susan Castillo will be the last elected superintendent of public instruction; after she leaves her post it will turn into an appointed position under the control of the governor.
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