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Update from the California Department of Education

Draft Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Standards Posted! At the July 26th Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) meeting the draft VAPA standards were approved for public review. This draft, and a survey to collect input on the draft, will be posted...

Important Funding Opportunity

CA Dept of Education Funding   Funding Name: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Competitive Grant Program   Eligible Applicants: local educational agencies   Required Eligibility Criteria: In order to be eligible to be awarded a subgrant under the SSAE...

CCSESA Arts Initiative Releases New Publication

CCSESA is pleased to share the publication Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Arts Teaching and Learning in Action: Strategies that Increase Student Engagement and Achievement. This publication is a result of a yearlong process undertaken by the CCSESA Arts Initiative and the CISC...

CCSESA Welcomes Three New Regional Arts Leads for 2017-18

CCSESA is pleased to welcome two leaders who will be serving on the CCSESA Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) Visual and Performing Arts Subcommittee. This subcommittee is chaired by Dr. Gary Waddell, Deputy Superintendent for San Mateo County Office...

Humanities for All Grant Program

Humanities for All is a new grant program that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and...

The Socioemotional Benefits of the Arts: A New Mandate

A  new research study sponsored by the William Penn Foundation details the socioemotional benefits of the arts. WolfBrown, an arts research firm, collaborated with Johns Hopkins’ Science of Learning Institute, and a cohort of the William Penn Foundation’s Philadelphia-based arts education...

Arts Education Data Project

Create California, in partnership with the California Department of Education and the National Arts Ed Data Project, launched recently a  first-of-its-kind suite of tools designed to help increase participation in arts education across the state.  To learn more about the...

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