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Expanding Access to Well-Rounded Education

Overview

Extending the promise of a well-rounded education is one of the commitments that serve as a pillar of Oregon’s Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. In 2020, Oregon received a five-year, $9.8 million grant to expand access to well-rounded education courses. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) proposes to focus its approach to developing, expanding, and implementing, a course-access program by expanding access to STEAM-related courses. Specifically, ODE proposes to expand Oregon’s existing STEM program in continued partnership with the Oregon STEM Council, regional STEM Hubs, and higher education partners and build capacity to develop and maintain an arts program to support districts across the state in providing students with access to high quality courses in the arts and more fully realize STEAM education in Oregon. Course options developed through the proposed grant will be accessible to students through a combination of in-person, online, and distance learning formats to meet the diverse and evolving needs of Oregon’s students and communities.

Announcements

The Well-Rounded Access Program will be hosting a How to Support Well-Rounded Opportunities with Federal Funds webinar on Friday, October 28 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.  During this time, we will consult with experts at the Oregon Department of Education to walk through how to support well-rounded opportunities using Federal Funds.  Participants can expect to receive an overview of federal funding sources including Title, Perkins, and IDEA funding, and will gain a more in-depth understanding of well-rounded and how to use these funding resources for opportunities identified by their communities.  

Please register for this webinar in advance to receive the webinar link and calendar invite.  We will also be recording this webinar and posting it to our website.

 For more information please contact the Well-Rounded Courses Grant Team.  You can also sign up for the WRAP Newsletter to receive regular updates.