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The arts are where learning starts, from a child’s first exploration of meaning on a page by finger painting to an adult's use of the arts to develop, understand and communicate new ideas. The fundamental way in which we experience our world and express our selves is through the arts, and arts education develops essential skills and abilities for successful 21st century citizens.



State and national Arts standards, standards-based resources, and documents.

Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction

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Content Panel

Philosophical and Conceptual Foundations and Framework

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

Local and national organizations dedicated to improved instruction in the arts.
The Arts Newsletter

The Arts Newsletter

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Frequently Asked Questions

Research Supporting Arts

The arts have been shown to positively impact student achievement, social development, community building, school reform, and teaching practices.

Related ODE pages

  • Brian Putnam Email    (503) 947-5806
    Educator Effectiveness - Educator Effectiveness Specialist
  • Denise Brock eMail (503) 947-5794
    Arts, Information & Communication Education Specialist
    CTE Programs of Study

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