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March 2020 Arts Initiative Newsletter

CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative for the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association March is Arts Education Month! believes that the visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st...

CDE releases Tool with an Introduction to the Arts Standards

This California Department of Education released a tool that summarizes content from the Introduction of the California Arts Standards and may be helpful for use in professional learning sessions.  The size of the document is 11 x 17. To access...

March is Arts Education Month

Join us in spotlighting the importance of arts education as part of a full curriculum that includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. To download two new CCSESA Arts Posters click on the following links: Click here for...

CREATE CA – The Arts Help Students Succeed

ARTS ED IS FOUNDATIONAL FOR STUDENT EQUITY AND SUCCESS The arts aren’t an extra or “nice to have”. They are critical to students’ success. Research shows that a substantial increase in access to quality arts instruction has a remarkable impact...

NEA Announces 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

NEA Announces 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing announced this year’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. The competition is open to high school students passionate about writing musical theater songs. The six Challenge...

Featured Film Highlights the Benefits of Arts Education

The California Alliance for Arts Education has released Something is Happening in Chula Vista, a short film that explores the value of arts education through the experiences of students in Chula Vista Elementary School District, whose 30,000 children live along...

The California Arts Education Data Project Releases Fifth Year of Data

http://www.createca.dreamhosters.com/artsed-dataproject-2-2/ On September 9, Create CA, in partnership with the California Department of Education and the Arts Education Data Project, added a fifth year of data (through 2017-18) and launched new features to the Arts Education Dashboard. Although some progress has been...

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