Notes from Arts Education Policy Roundtable, August 26, 2016

The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area held an Arts Education Police Roundtable meeting on the morning of August 26, 2016. We discussed updates in the arts education field in the San Francisco Bay Area, then broke into groups to discuss issues around assessment and evaluation, the Creative Impact process, advocacy, and arts pathways within the San Francisco Unified school district.

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Hey Governor Brown, Sign TADA Today!

Advocacy alert via Create/CA

The Theatre and Dance Act (SB916) has been moving its way through the California political system. The state Assembly approved it 78-0, so it now heads to Governor Jerry Brown; once he signs it, it's law. Read more about the bill here. Brown has been somewhat unpredictable as to what he'll sign. There is a chance he could find some reason to veto this bill.

Create/CA has created a form letter for you to sign and send to the Governor. You can find a Word version to download on their toolkit page. Or, just copy and past

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The Future of Arts Ed Partnerships in San Francisco

A guest post by Donn Harris.

The 2016-2017 school year is about to open, and the changes for San Francisco Unified are bigger than expected. Each year brings its particular flavor of change and transition, but the opening of this year was unusually momentous. Like many changes, these carry with them a sense of accomplishment and pride on the one hand, and the bittersweet sting of departure on the other.

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