Some of the resources in this section are aligned to California state standards and others to national or other state standards. Resources are categorized by topic in the menu on the left-hand side of the page.


CCSESA is pleased to release the new publication of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Arts Teaching and Learning in Action: Strategies that Increase Student Engagement and Achievement. To download the publication, click here. 

The 30-page summary report, Blueprint for Creative Schools (PDF; 1MB), was compiled by  Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s 100-member Blueprint for Creative Schools Task Force that he formed in 2012.

Create CA, the California Department of Education and the Arts Education Data Project, have joined together to provide a new suite of tools to help increase participation and ensure student success in arts education. Click here for more information and resources.

President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities  The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) is an advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues. Its core areas of focus are arts and humanities education, cultural exchange, and creative economy.

PCAH recently announced the release of its landmark report Reinvesting in Arts: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools. The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade.

Counties on the Move Toward Arts Education for All Students.  View representative examples of how county offices of education are providing service and support to schools and districts through the CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative.

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