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Monday, December 17, 2007   

Portland, OR - Oregon educators want to make sure schoolchildren affected by the recent floods have what they need to feel safe, which will help get them back on track to learn. The best way to do that, says Larry Wolff, president of the Oregon Education Association, is to meet some of the most urgent, daily requirements of students and their families.

"Whether it be clothing or food, or it may be paying for the electricity, if you don't have basic needs that students require, it's very difficult to help educate them."

It's also important for students to have an environment where they feel safe and comfortable, he adds.

"Some of them right now are having concerns about storms and flooding and things like that. So it's very important, at least mentally, to get these students back into a secure classroom and a routine, so they can expect what's going to happen from day to day."

Wolff says funds from the Oregon Education Association Foundation are being used to help make sure the communities affected by the flooding have what they need to teach and learn.



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