CA Dept of Ed Adds "Arts Ed" to Distinguished Schools Recognition

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 1:11pm

Photo: CA Distinguished Schools graphic

Each year the California Department of Education acknowledges exemplary schools in its "Distinguished Schools" program. For the 2013 program, Superintendent Tom Torlekson has re-instituted its Arts Education category.

The inclusion of arts education into the Distinguished Schools program is one of the changes championed by the Superintendent to include and encourage robust arts education in California schools. This and many other changes will be included in the Superintendent's Blueprint for Creative Schools, a policy document currently being drafted based on recommendations from CREATE CA.

For more information, visit the California Department of Education website.