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Strengthening and Expanding Arts Education in California Public Schools

The California County Superintendents believe that all California students from every geographic region and at every socioeconomic level deserve in-depth arts learning as part of the core curriculum. The Statewide Arts Initiative works at all levels to strengthen and expand arts education in California Public Schools and increase student access to sequential, standards-based arts education through a full complement of services utilizing the statewide county office of education infrastructure. One of its key purposes is to build educator capacity to implement California Arts Standards and the Arts Education Curriculum Framework.

Counties on the Move 2024:
Expanding Access to Arts Education for All Students

The California County Statewide Arts Initiative collaborates and partners with other education and nonprofit organizations to help ensure equitable access to sequential standards-based arts education as part of the core curriculum. Counties on the Move is a periodic publication that celebrates progress made towards this goal through the 58 county offices of education. The latest edition is from 2024 and includes a reflection on progress made in arts education over the last decade, snapshots of rural arts education community partnership models, and spotlights on several court and community schools.

Building Effective Arts Education Programs: A Professional Learning Series

Back by popular demand, this virtual series is returning this summer! This series will explore leveraging arts education funding, including Prop 28, to implement effective arts education as outlined in Chapter 9 of the California Arts Education Framework. 

There will be a half-day, in-person event to culminate the virtual series on August 13, 2024 at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. If you would like to register for this in-person event, please register separately. Participation in the series is not required to register for the Crocker event.

Dates: 6/18, 7/9, 7/18, 8/1,*8/13

Virtual Series Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM

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Every kid deserves a quality education that includes the ARTS.

All California students from every culture, geographic region and socioeconomic level deserve quality ARTS learning in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum.

Our Vision and Core Principles

The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative believes the visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All California students from every culture, geographic region and socio-economic level–deserve quality arts learning in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum.