California’s draft Arts Education Framework is open for public comment. Five reasons why you should read it.

By Mary Beth Barber California public school students have learned visual and performing arts under a series of standards and a framework that is 20 years old. That’s about to change. The State Board of Education adopted a new series of California Arts Standards for dance, media arts, theatre, music and visual arts in January […]
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Palm Springs USD is the first district in the Coachella Valley to become an Arts Equity District.

The Palm Springs Board of Education at its meeting last evening asserted its mission to provide  fair and equitable arts education and opportunities for all District students with the approval of the “Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning.” PSUSD is the first district in the Coachella Valley to become […]
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A Blueprint for Creative Schools

An arts education task force formed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is calling for arts education to be elevated to a core subject and be available to all students so it can retain its vital role in developing creative expression and critical thinking skills in preparation for 21st century careers.
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