Be A Hero for Arts Education
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).
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.
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.
- California State PTA and CCSESA Be a leader for Arts Education guide
- Americans for the Arts
- Art. Ask for More
- California Alliance for Arts Education
- California Arts Advocates
- California Arts Council
- California Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards and Framework
- Forum on Arts Education
- MENC: The National Association for Music Education
- Music Advocacy Brochures
- Music Education Advocate's Tool Kit
- Support Music: A Public Service of the Music Coalition
- Useful Quotes for Arts Education Advocates
- Kick-Off the Community Arts Education Project in Your School (pdf)
The Community Arts Education Project is a unique strategy manual to support quality arts education in public schools.
- Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation for the Arts
Award Winning performer Carol Channing was recently honored with the PTA Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor PTA can bestow, for her exceptional commitment and devotion to the education of our youth in the arts. The return to the teaching of the arts in the public schools in the State of California requires that the State and its citizens reevaluate, reexamine and rethink the benefits to be derived from a complete and adequate education that includes exposure to the arts as a part of the regular curriculum.
For more information, or to receive our newsletter, please contact Yvonna Cázares, Director of Arts Education and Next-Level Engagement, California State PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 440-1985, ext. 107.