Be A Hero for Arts Education

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Be A Hero for Arts Education

California State PTA works toward a long-term effort of increasing public support for a high-quality education that includes the arts. As part of this, we've launched a new activity to promote the importance of arts education through a "Be A Hero for Arts Education" poster co-branded with statewide partner, the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA).

To get a poster(s), sign up to be an Arts Education Chair. It's easy and fun; you probably already do many of the activities in the job description.

When you get a poster, you'll receive a Be A Hero for Arts Education activity guide that will help you present the information on the back of the poster (as pictured below) that features information about opportunities for arts education in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP), Common Core State Standards, and Title 1 funding.

PTA ARTS EDUCATION ADVOCATES IN SACRAMENTO MEET ON LCFF/LCAP

PTA parents and teachers speak about arts education issues in a one-minute video captured at a recent California Alliance for Arts Education training on opportunities for arts education within the new education law - the local control funding formula (LCFF) with Third District PTA.

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MORE ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Not many know that the California State Education Code states that the arts should be taught to every student. Section 51210 specifies that a required adopted course of study used by schools for grades 1-6 must include the visual and performing arts. Section 51220 specifies the same requirement for grades 7-12.

As advocates we must do our best to stay abreast of the issues and know our children's educational rights! To stay informed, sign up for the Smarts Parents for the Arts Network and use the resources below to informed about the importance of the arts in a complete curriculum.


For more information, or to receive our newsletter, please contact California State PTA at arts@capta.org