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Expanding Access to Well-Rounded Education


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.


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.

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