arts in school

JeffX | February 26, 2015 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu February 26, 2015

"Poetry Out Loud" Packs 'Em In

Former Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Peterson congratulates a participate at an earlier Poetry Out Loud.
Credit Oregon Arts Commission via Vimeo

You certainly can enjoy poetry in silence, with just you and the poem present. 

But lots of people think poetry is meant to be read out loud.  And that's exactly what happens at the Poetry Out Loud contests across the country. 

A record 38 Oregon high schools are participating this year. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 30, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Restoring School Art Programs In Oregon

Credit Wikipedia Commons

When the budget ax falls on schools, it tends to fall first on the programs that are not seen as essential to learning, music and art among them. 

School funding and some programs are slowly rebounding from the recession, but many schools do without. 

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