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Oregon Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) champions, strengthens and celebrates the arts as an integral part of education for the people of Oregon.

Our goals:

  • Improve the quality of/access to arts education for Oregon's children.

  • Support and honor excellence in arts education throughout the state.

  • Increase the understanding and appreciation of the value of arts education among Oregon's educators and the communities they serve.

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Press Release April 5, 2015

The Public Review for the Oregon Arts Standards for Dance, Media Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts closed at 12:01 am April 4, 2015. We welcome continued input by email to Nancy at nancy@oregonarts.net through April 19, 2015. As of April 4, 683 visitors have gone to the website during the Public Review window of time. Consideration is still involving the national 2014 standards as Oregon’s and/or adjusting those national standards to best fit Oregon and has been since the teams began their considerations in September of 2012; all such considerations are up to each Writing Team. As of April 19, the Writing Teams will finalize their work regarding their set of Arts Standards.

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Research shows how the arts help kids:

Teenagers and young adults of low socioeconomic status who have a history of in-depth arts involvement have higher career goals, are more civically engaged, and show better academic outcomes than low-SES youth with less arts involvement (“low arts”). They also have higher rates of college enrollment and attainment.

"Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future."   ~ Sophocles

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OAAE is looking for new board members, retirement is ebbing away dedicated individuals that have served. If you would be interested, please contact the Board President.

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2015 OREGON ARTS STANDARDS (March 2015 Draft Versions) & Public Reviews

The Public Review of Oregon Arts Standards for Dance, Media Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts closed at 12:01 April 4, 2015. Should you wish to provide additional input, please email to Nancy Carr at nancy@oregonarts.net. Thank you!

Resources to assist in reviewing the surveys:

National Core Arts Standards

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