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Welcome to the EdTA Advocacy Update September 20, 2016

By May Hetzer posted 09-20-2016 14:16


Welcome to the EdTA Advocacy Update

September 20, 2016

The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education



Broadway Back to School: Mark your calendar for Monday, September 26th, at Feinstein’s/54 Below, for Broadway Back to School 2016!


The stunning geographic divide in American creativity: New data recently released by the National Endowment for the Arts suggests that there's an awful lot of creativity happening far inland from America's coastal tech and arts hubs. (The Washington Post)


Got state theatre and other arts education news you want to share? Send it to May

Alabama: Alabama State Council on the Arts supports innovative and artistic traditions across the state (Montgomery Advertiser)

Arizona: Biennial Arts Education Conference to be held in Phoenix Oct. 24 (Paradise Valley Independent)

California: CalArts Community Art Partnership receives $1 million AmeriCorps grant (Santa Clarita Valley Signal)

New academy teaches inner-city students: Make art, go to college (UCLA Newsroom)

Colorado: Good News for Students of All Ages with the New Coronado Arts Education Foundation (Coronado Times Newspaper)

Kansas: Because of Arts Education (Americans for the Arts)

Minnesota: Arts make us smarter; keep them in schools (St. Cloud Times)

Nevada: The Arts for All Students in All Content Classes (U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog))

New Jersey: Art Education Grant for New Jersey Schools (Young Audiences NJ & Eastern PA)

South Carolina: Gibbes museum boosting arts education for Title 1 students (Live 5 News)

Texas: Caldwell Arts Academy teacher Kathy Haley sets the bar for compassionate, impactful education (Tyler Morning Telegram)

Importance of Arts Education (Fox 7 Austin)

Utah: Tales From Utah Valley: Thousands of students learning through the arts (Daily Herald)


Music is Medicine: When Robert McAllister heard about the accident, he presented a resolute dissenting opinion. “Your doctors are wrong,” he told Blue. "You’ll return to work. You’ll play again.” (KCET)

The Future of Arts Education is a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy at the Podium: We know that by infusing the arts, a failing school can turn around. We know thatstates can use Title I dollars to aid in this process. And we know that by doing so, the arts can be a solution for school reform. (Huffington Post)