A central belief of the California Alliance for Arts Education is that an equitable education for all children includes a high quality arts education. Innovative arts strategies can also play an essential role in raising student achievement in some of our lowest performing schools. Title I, the largest federal education block grant program, is dedicated to closing the achievement gap for students living in poverty. The Alliance’s Title I Initiative is dedicated to helping school leaders understand how arts strategies can play a role in meeting student achievement goals in Title I schools.
Over the last several years, the California Alliance for the Arts has developed a number of tools and resources for teachers and education leaders to better understand Title I, and to support them with planning, developing, and advocating for Title I and the arts. Check them out here.
All children deserve high quality arts education, but did you know that only 39% of CA students take an arts class? Who has access? Who doesn’t? This is the kind of data that can help teaching artists & organizations as we outreach & work with school districts, but where can we get it? Create CA’s Arts Education Data Project is our resource to show us where and how arts education is offered across the state, and gives us access to all kinds of statistics. Listen to leaders of arts ed organizations – including Luna’s Director of Community Engagement Nancy Ng! – as they share how they use the Arts Ed Data Project to collaborate with schools & districts, and find funding.
Supported by the Declaration of Student Rights to Equity in Arts Education, arts organizations, arts councils and teaching artists are expanding and adjusting their programming to match the goals and priorities of their school district partners. This webinar highlights the capacity of these tools to empower all sectors to collaborate strategically.
Presenters representing statewide partners include Josy Miller, Arts Education Program Specialist, California Arts Council; Sibyl O’Malley, Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications, California Alliance for Arts Education; and Pat Wayne, Program Director of Create CA. California Arts Council grantees who will share their compelling arts education programs and strategic partnerships include Nancy Ng, Executive Director of the Luna Dance Institute, Eve McEneaney, Executive Director of Arts For The Schools (Placer County) and Meghan O’Keefe, Executive Director of AmadorArts.
Collaborating with School Districts in the Age of Data
Recorded July 18, 2018.