Arts Education Advocacy on March 27

On Tuesday, March 27, there are a couple of ways you can get involved with arts education advocacy. First, you can learn how to be a three-minute arts education advocate and later that afternoon, you can apply those skills at a public DC State Board of Education meeting. Thanks to the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative for sharing this information.

Arts Education Advocacy 101 Workshop:
The Three-Minute Advocate

Tuesday, March 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts – Performance Hall
1250 New York Avenue, NW

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative presents a free arts education advocacy workshop. Learn some of the basics of advocacy and how together we can make a powerful difference.  

Remarks by Dorothy McSweeny. Workshop facilitated by Kristen Engebretsen and Gladstone Payton of Americans for the Arts.

Register here.

DC State Board of Education
Reviews Graduation Requirements for Art and Music

Tuesday, March 27 at 5:30 pm
John A. Wilson Building – Room 412
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The District of Columbia State Board of Education (DCSBOE) will review recommendations to the high school art and music graduation requirements. The suggestions for board deliberation in the subject areas include:

  • Increasing art and music requirements for graduation
  • Awarding credit for proof of proficiency in activities such as ballet or a youth orchestra

The board would like to receive public input and welcomes comments from all education stakeholders, parents, and students.

Constituents who wish to comment at the meeting are required to notify the staff in advance by contacting the Office of the DC State Board of Education by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by e-mail at sboe@dc.gov. Provide one electronic copy of your comments in advance and bring fifteen copies to the hearing for the State Board members to view.

The meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.

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