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About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, The John F. Kennedy Center, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.

Arts On Line Education Update May 22, 2017

OHIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE   Passed by the Senate SB8 passed the Senate unanimously last week.  This bill requires the School Facilities Commission to create a program to assist districts in purchasing technology, including improvements in security measures. The day before, … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update May 15, 2017

STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE OPERATING BUDGET (HB49) Arts On Line Research Consultant, Joan Platz, has written a thorough summary of HB49 as passed by the House of Representatives May 2, 2017.  This analysis covers the bill in its entirety and … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update May 8, 2017

Happy National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Ohio teachers!   STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE OPERATING BUDGET (HB 49) The state’s budget bill, Sub.HB49, is now in the hands of the Ohio Senate.  The House passed on May 2 the FY18-19 budget, which … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update May 1, 2017

STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE OPERATING BUDGET (HB49) The House Finance Committee accepted a substitute version of HB49 late last week, considerably altering Governor Kasich’s original executive budget.  The committee is scheduled to meet this week and will consider an omnibus … Continue reading

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Arts on Line Education Update April 24, 2017

NEWS AROUND OHIO Springfield News-Sun: State Superintendent visits Dome, Springfield High School “The Ohio state superintendent toured The Dome and Springfield High School on Tuesday and said the local school district is doing a good job giving students an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update April 17, 2017

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING April 10 & 11  Graduation Requirements for class of 2018-2019 The State Board of Education voted to approve two additional graduation requirement options to assist the class of 2018-2019 in earning a high school diploma.  The two options … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update April 10, 2017

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Arts Honor Diploma Now an Option Beginning this school year, students are able to receive an honors diploma from six different academic areas, one of which is the Arts.  The Arts Honor Diploma includes dance, drama/theatre, … Continue reading

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