LCFF, LCAP, and the Arts: A Framework of Possibility for Ensuring Equity & Excellence

CREATE CA offered several sessions at the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators at their statewide conference held in Sacramento March 12-15, 2014.  One of the presentations included information developed by Francisca Sanchez.  Below is the session description. There is ample evidence that the arts help African American students develop the attitudes, characteristics, and intellectual skills required to participate effectively in today’s 21 society and economy. The arts teach self-discipline, reinforce self-esteem, and foster the literacy/thinking skills and creativity so valued in the workplace. By studying the arts, students stimulate their natural creativity and learn to develop it to meet the needs of a complex and competitive society. That is why district leaders need to seriously consider how they will incorporate powerful arts teaching and learning in LCFF implementation and LCAP design. This session will unpack several key assumptions related to successful LCFF implementation and engage participants in exploring a framework of five strategic questions essential to the design of an arts-rich LCAP so that excellence and equity are achieved for African American students. To see the power point and related information, go to the following link: http://www.ccsesa.org/lcff-lcap-arts/

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