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TRI's Work with Oregon's QRIS Featured in News

Mar 4, 2015

TRI's Robyn Lopez Melton (QRIS Coordinator) and the work being done through TRI's Center on Early Learning, are featured in an Oregonlive article that reflects on the first full year of Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"Oregon has devoted just two full-time employees to the system and is keeping other administrative costs down by having providers submit portfolios, instead of sending observers to each site. Teaching Research Institute staff say this approach has earned them national recognition.

"'We have a small amount of money to spend on this," said Robyn Lopez Melton, QRIS coordinator at Western Oregon. "We want to make sure that most of that money goes to the programs that are serving children.'"

To read the Oregonlive article online, click here.


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