State PTA Hosting Arts Education Forum, 10/24

Fri, 10/21/2011 (All day)

SMARTS by the California State PTAOn 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. Attendees and presenters will discuss the importance of arts education for all children, school district arts plans, and how to advocate for arts in California schools.

October 24, 2011
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A complimentary lunch will be served.
Please R.S.V.P. to [email protected].

SMARTS is a program of the California State PTA dedicated to high-quality arts education for all students in California.  The California State PTA believes the arts are essential for a creative, engaged, work-prepared and civic-minded student population. The arts are a critical link to learning success. SMARTS is an effort to create a sustainable and ever-growing network of parents, family members and caring adults who will act at the local and state levels to promote and support access for all students to a complete education that includes the arts.