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EPLC Arts and Education Initiative report calls arts education the key to a “healthy, prosperous and vibrant future in Pennsylvania”

STATEWIDE REPORT CALLS FOR INCREASED ARTS

 LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN PA SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES,

OFFERS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Arts and Education Initiative report calls arts education the key to a

“healthy, prosperous and vibrant future in Pennsylvania”

 

HARRISBURG—(March 14, 2012)—A report released by the Arts and Education Initiative (AEI) of the Harrisburg-based Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) urges state policymakers to make access to high-quality, comprehensive, standards-based arts education a priority for K-12 students in Pennsylvania. The report includes nearly 40 recommendations for state policymakers and other audiences and seeks to improve support for the arts and arts education in Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts and diverse community settings. 

 

To read the full list of recommendations, visit www.aei-pa.org

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Music Education Advocacy Festival: A Festival of Small Ensembles
On Saturday March 31, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Auditorium of Clarion University, PCMEA Chapters from Regions I, II, and III will gather and perform to show their support for music education in the Music Education Advocacy Festival: A Festival of Small Ensembles. The evening will be filled with a variety of collegiate small ensembles all performing to advocate for music education and show the importance of keeping music in our school systems. The night will begin at 4:00pm at Clarion University and will also feature a professional small ensemble, The Easterly Chamber Players.  If you believe that music education is an integral subject then come on out and show your support on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 4 p.m. for a night full of great music and advocacy! Questions can be directed to Stephanie Newingham at MENC.654@gmail.com.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts  supports art education in the schools!

The Arts in Education (AIE) division places practicing, professional artists in residence in schools and community settings. These artists are listed in the Directory of Pennsylvania Artists in Education, which is a list of artists with expertise in education. The division fosters educational improvement through participation in the creative process in schools and community settings, via residencies, projects, and partnerships between schools or other educational institutions, artists, and arts organizations.

Please join EPLC this Wednesday, March 28 at the Harrisburg Hilton for breakfast and discussion about the Arts and Education Initiative's (AEI's) new policy report: Creating PA's Future through the Arts and Education. 

Hear from AEI staff and Study Group members and share about plans for advocacy in 2012.  Breakfast begins at 8 am and the program starts at 8:30 am.  This EPLC program is free of charge, but online registration is required:

http://www.eplc.org/events-calendar/capital-breakfast-series/

To learn more about the Arts and Education Initiative (AEI) and to read the new policy report, please visit www.aei-pa.org.

Our Children need the arts to be well rounded.  Programs like the arts and music education is  an incentive for many students, who other wise would not enjoy going to school.  I am all for bring the arts and music education back on the curriculum.  They should have never cut these programs.

T.W from PA.

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