July 30, 2021


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11 rural Oklahoma college districts receive fine arts grant

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OKLAHOMA City (KFOR) – Practically a dozen rural university districts across Oklahoma have been picked out to obtain a new ground breaking fantastic arts program subsequent faculty year.

Oklahoma Art Tech is a $5.8 million grant that will work to expand access to visual arts, dance, drama, or audio classes in colleges that would normally have constrained or no arts courses.

“Every youngster justifies accessibility to a effectively-rounded education, which features exploration of the arts. Art Tech is addressing this need to have in rural schools, which experience greater challenges in offering specialized academic programs,” mentioned Condition Superintendent of Community Instruction Pleasure Hofmeister. “The infusion of fine arts into the classroom promotes engagement that enriches overall scholar finding out and accomplishment, and is an proof-centered technique that supports the good results of the entire boy or girl.” 

The districts acquiring the Art Tech plan are as follows: 

  • Asher Public Universities, Pottawatomie County 
  • Duke Public Colleges, Jackson County 
  • Glencoe Public Colleges, Payne County 
  • Jennings Public Educational institutions, Pawnee County 
  • Ketchum Public Educational facilities, Craig County 
  • Mannsville Public Educational facilities, Johnston County 
  • Oak Grove Public Colleges, Payne County 
  • Ravia Public Universities, Johnston County 
  • Temple Public Educational facilities, Cotton County 
  • Union City Public Educational institutions, Canadian County 
  • Wynona General public Faculties, Osage County 

Officials say Artwork Tech will target on PK-5 courses in its very first yr and will develop to middle and superior faculties in 2022.

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