On Tuesday, June 25, the San Francisco Board of Education will be voting on the Resolution to Adopt the Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity and Access in Arts Learning put forward by Commissioners Alison Colins and Gabriela López.Read more
Kathy Fleming of the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) office chose our February 3 convening of Arts Education Policy Roundtable as the venue to unveil data from a study of what arts education was offered at elementary schools in San Francisco for the 2015-16 school year. The PEEF office has created a profile for each elementary school in the city.
You can look at the Report, Searchable Data File, and Instructions for the Searchable Data File. This data represents all arts programs funded through the Public Education Enrichment Fund, DCYF, and the Elementary Arts Program. Arts programs that are funded in other ways will be included in data for 2016-17 which will be released in October.
Not included in the data are arts programs that were provided by organizations or funded through other means. We will be working with Ms. Fleming to figure out how our members can best provide the data to fill in those gaps for this year and last year.
Data for middle and high schools can be found via the California Arts Education Data Project.
The SFUSD elementary school arts education data was presented to the San Francisco Board of Education on March 14, 2017 and the PEEF budget for 2017-18 was approved the following week.
Tuesday, March 21 is National Arts Advocacy Day. How will you advocate?
About National Arts Advocacy Day:
On March 21st, Americans for the Arts will bring together 85 national arts organizations & over 500 grassroots arts advocates to visit their Congressmembers in D.C. to develop strong public policies investing in the creative cultural life of our cities, focusing on saving support for the National Endowment for the Arts this year.
It may be too late for you to get to D.C. by Tuesday, but there are many ways you can take action right here in the San Francisco Bay Area.Read more
We finished 2016 with a small flurry of meetings. This post will recap the Arts Education Policy Roundtable meeting on November 4 with Donn Harris, the Arts Education Brown Bag Lunch on November 16, and the Roundtable meeting on December 2, where we came up with feedback for Donn Harris and compiled ideas collected at the Brown Bag.Read more
The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area is endorsing two propositions in the November 8, 2016 election in San Francisco.Read more
The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area held an arts education policy roundtable meetings at the San Francisco Arts Commission during the morning of June 3, 2016.Read more
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.Read more