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Walden Relays Oregon Priorities to Federal Education Head

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Walden Relays Oregon Priorities to Federal Education Head

Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today reiterated to Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings the state's priorities for the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law at a bipartisan education forum in the Capitol.

"As a parent of a high school student attending public school in Oregon, I know how hard our teachers work to help students reach their potential," Congressman Walden said. "It's important to both know where progress is being made, and where more work remains. I told Secretary Spellings that it is a priority for the Oregon delegation to permit the use of growth models to determine student academic growth. We should be able to measure classes as they progress from year to year to recognize the continuous improvement that a group of students makes."

Walden's discussion with Spellings complemented a letter he sent with the Oregon delegation to the House Education and Labor Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee relaying six federal education priorities they wish to see incorporated into NCLB when it is reauthorized.

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