Red Hook Community Justice Center JustArts Photography program with Teaching Artist Brenna McLaughlin. Minnesota schools are doing much better than schools in some other states when it comes to arts education. Engaging with regional, state-level, and national arts and education organizations to develop, align, and promote policies to support K-12 arts education. Transportation and tuition assistance made possible in part by First Niagara Foundation, Dan and Joan Silna, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Our municipal, education, and state leaders need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every district and every school in America. The Department of Art and the Department of Performing Arts with the School of Education.
In 2001, the California Board of Education set standards at each grade level for what students should know and be able to do in music, visual arts, theater, and dance, but a statewide study in 2006, by SRI International , found that 89 percent of K-12 schools failed to offer a standards-based course of study in all four disciplines.
Public schools (pre-Kindergarten – grade 12), principals, teachers, alternative education sites for special needs students, cultural organizations with arts education programs for schools, community service organizations that provide arts programming, individuals trained to implement arts education programs, and professional artists interested in working in educational settings.
A 2006 national survey by the Center on Education Policy , an independent advocacy organization in Washington, DC, found that in the five years after enactment of NCLB, 44 percent of districts had increased instruction time in elementary school English language arts and math while decreasing time spent on other subjects.
In the new law, the arts remain a well-rounded” subject and are empowered to be central to a child’s education in our public schools. The Network’s Steering Committee has approved a 7-point Public Policy Agenda These are actions that can be taken by state and school district officials to support arts education. We believe so much in arts education that we’re determined to get it in every school at an affordable price! New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has made arts education a priority in his school reform plans, and the city has launched sweeping initiatives to connect more students with the city’s vast cultural resources. To advocate for a connected curriculum that targets deeper understanding in and through the arts. In 2002, C/SPA was recognized at a national symposium of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) for its outstanding partnership between the arts community and the school district.