California law says all schools should provide arts education, but most don’t actually do it. Last year, voters committed $1B to press the issue. What should schools do with this new funding? We asked Tom DeCaigny and Emiko Ono of CreateCA for their take.
Californians will soon vote on Prop. 28, a ballot measure to direct new, dedicated funding to arts education. Carol explains how the amendment works and why it matters.
When budgets tighten, districts may be tempted to shirk on their obligation to provide students with a full curriculum, which by definition must include the arts. Carol explains ways for school communities to use the new Learning Continuity Plan to stand up for the arts.
National Arts in Education Week starts September 8. It coincides with back-to-school season to raise awareness of an important reality: It's up to each school board to determine how to prioritize the arts. Adelaide Kuehn of the California Alliance for Arts Education explains.
Most schools in California are starving when it comes to the arts. This post reviews the data, clarifies the state's requirements, and suggests specific steps that your school district can take to improve.
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