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OREGON - Governor Kate Brown has canceled in-person K-12 classes for the rest of the school year.

Gov. Brown said the decision was made with the students' and teachers' safety in the forefront.

Schools will continue to educate students through distance-learning programs. Brown said seniors who had passing grades in mid-March will receive passing grades in all their classes so they can graduate. Those who didn't have passing grades will have until Aug. 31 to earn them and graduate.

The governor asked school districts to work with those students and those families to help as many students as possible to graduate. Oregon has struggled to improve one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation.   

At this time, it's unclear if graduation ceremonies will happen. That decision will be made when more evidence is available.

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