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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.

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California Arts Education Summit 2024: Small Places and Rural Spaces

This event for County Office and District Leaders will take place in Sacramento on January 17-18, 2024. Proposition 28 will serve as a departure point for exploration of the promise of expanding access to arts education and consideration of how to make this a sustainable reality in rural and small counties and districts. 

NEW Resources for LCAP Development!

Arts Education Research Aligned to LCFF Priorities

Early in 2023, The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative worked with ArtsEdSearch, a project of the Arts Education Partnership, to review a new set of resources for California. The California LCFF Priority-Aligned Research project includes a new search filter that organizes search results around Local Control Funding Formula (LFCC) priorities 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8.

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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.