State PTA Hosting Arts Education Forum, 10/24
On October 24, California State PTA will host an Arts Education Forum for all Southern California District and Council Presidents, Arts Education Chairs, Reflection Chairs, Legislative Chairs, and members of the SMARTS advocacy network.
Town Hall Meeting with Sec. of Education Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is hosting a Community Town Hall Meeting on October 11, 2011 at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera. The event is designed to engage community leaders from across the Los Angeles region in meeting President Barack Obama’s challenge to lead the world in college completion by 2020. Arts advocates are encouraged to attend and speak to a
Nominations Open: Excellence in Parent Achievement Award
The Excellence in Parent Engagement Award was established by Families In Schools (FIS) to recognize the extraordinary achievements by community leaders within the state of California who have successfully promoted and implemented policies or best practices that help all parents support their children's education. Nominations are open for extraordinary leaders who have contributed to parent engagement within their commun
Action Alert: Encourage Gov. Brown to Support Arts Education
Take action today to encourage Governor Jerry Brown to stand up for arts education in California. California Alliance for Arts Education has distributed an Action Alert regarding two bills, AB 1330 and SB 547. The Governor may take action on these bills as
Rep. Karen Bass: Town Hall Meeting on Education Reform
Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-33, Hollywood) is hosting a forum on education reform on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. Rep. Bass will be joined by special guest Russlyn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S.
New Santa Monica-Malibu Superintendent Introduced to Arts Advocacy Groups
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s new superintendent was introduced to the Santa Monica-Malibu Arts Education Advocacy Team and the District Advisory Council (DAC) Wednesday night at the school district's office.
Arts Education Week: Resources from AEP
The Arts Education Partnership has compiled a list of resources for National Arts Education Week, September 12-16th. Access a list of Arts Education Week initiatives, partner organizations and a comprehensive state arts education policy database
Arts Long Beach: Arts Education Summit
On October 8th, 2011, the Arts Council for Long Beach is hosting a summit on arts education. The event will bring together parents, students, educators, and community members for a day-long conference in order to build support for and understanding of the benefits of arts learning for young people.
Arts Education: A Social Justice Issue
Abe Flores blogs about equity and access to arts education.