Friday, January 9, 2009

Arts Education on the Move

With economic turmoil, political scandal, and the infringement of human rights dominating headlines, it was truly wonderful to read a positive story in the newspaper. I came across a short article that calls for the "re-energizing" arts education in the state of Wisconsin, and it made me bubble with hope.

According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "a task force of educators, arts professionals and business people called today for efforts to re-energize and expand arts programs at all levels of schooling in Wisconsin...The 36-person task force was created by Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elizabeth Burmaster, who said in a statement in the report, "Like a GPS, this report outlines the course of action we must follow to make our schools work for Wisconsin today.""

Fantastic! Read the full article here.

What do you think about the status of arts and arts education in your community?

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