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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, the Oregon Department of Education received a five-year, $9.8 million grant to expand access to well-rounded education courses, and is focusing its approach on arts-specific and STEAM-related courses.


New Arts Access Toolkit from the Oregon Department of Education

The Well-Rounded Access Program (WRAP) at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is excited to announce the upcoming release of new resources to support arts programs across the state. The Arts Access Toolkit is part of an initiative to increase access for Oregon students to arts and STEM/STEAM learning opportunities. The toolkit is organized into a digital collection, highlighting both agency developed and external resources to assist schools and districts in offering and sustaining high quality, standards-aligned arts programs.

ODE is inviting administrators, educators, teaching artists, arts organizations, and all school staff, families, and community members interested in arts education to join us this June to learn more about the Arts Access Toolkit. Click on the links below to register for the webinar day and time that works best for you:

Wednesday, June 7th 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Thursday, June 15th 2:00 - 3:00 PM

If you are unable to join us at either of these times, the webinars will also be recorded. You can find recordings of previous sessions on the Arts Access Toolkit site.  

Well-Rounded Funding Webinar

The Well-Rounded Access Program hosted a How to Support Well-Rounded Opportunities with Federal Funds webinar in October 2022. Participants received an overview of federal funding sources including Title, Perkins, and IDEA funding. A recording of the webinar is available here; you can also view the presentation as a PDF or download the Funding Guide.

Resources and Documentation

Stay in Touch

For more information please contact the Well-Rounded Courses Grant Team.  You can also sign up for the WRAP Newsletter to receive regular updates or check out our Newsletter Archive below:

Past Newsletters