CCSESA Announces New Publication: Counties on the Move: Arts Education for All Students


The CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative is pleased to announce the release of Counties on the Move: Arts for All Students (2020 edition), a publication that represents work of the California County Superintendents of Schools and their staff through a state infrastructure of service and support connecting all school districts in California. The highlights in the publication were developed by county offices of education and reveal different approaches to meet the needs our diverse student populations in California.

“Our goal is to continue to spotlight outstanding arts education programs and services in each county office of education to inform and inspire the implementation and improvement of arts education programs throughout the state,” explains Sarah Anderberg, CCSESA Arts Initiative Director.

Especially during the difficult times of COVID-19, the arts play a critical role in distance learning opportunities, social and emotional learning, student agency and engagement, and creativity that continue to be so vital for our students, families, and educators.

As part of this effort, the publication provides examples of California County Superintendents of Schools’ support for arts education and snapshots of a wide spectrum of arts education projects, programs, services, curriculum & professional development, and collaborations in partnership with school districts and arts/education organization throughout California. To read more about CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative, visit

CCSESA’s Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) Arts Subcommittee and County Arts Leads continue to build capacity for arts education at the national, state, region, county, and local levels. We extend our appreciation to all those who provided content for this publication and to the leaders responsible for the rich tapestry of programs represented in this document.

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