Kitzhaber Speaks on Early Education

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s governor says not enough kids are at the learning level they need to be when they enter kindergarten. Governor Kitzhaber was in Eugene Thursday to talk about recent statewide statistics. The quality rating and improvement system went statewide in March. Since then, 39 early learning programs have received star ratings and … Continue reading »

Interview: Pearl Buck Center

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pearl Buck Center is getting ready for one of its biggest fundraisers, to help some of its smallest clients. The annual Benefit Breakfast is this Friday. The center primarily offers services to those with developmental disabilities. Dena Amend, Pearl Buck’s Development Director, joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

High-Cost Preschool Limits Enrollment

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon ranks as the second most expensive state for public preschools in the country. The high cost of preschool is forcing the state to limit the number of three and four-year-old children enrolled in preschool programs, like Head Start. Preschool is important for childhood development; but as the cost of educating children … Continue reading »