March 2020 | Arts Ed RECAP

on March 2, 2020

Arts Education RECAP

Read all the research, news, and policy in our arts education RECAP for March 2020.


Study Shows More Than 2.7 Million Jobs Are Generated in California Through the Creative Industry Read about how arts education is a driving force in today’s economy in Los Angeles and California through the 2020 Otis Report on the Creative Economy. Otis

Neuroscientists’ research reinforces music’s impact on the developing brain “Children can learn communication, empathy, focus and decision-making skills just as well at a piano bench as they can on the soccer field or in the chemistry laboratory…” USC Dornsife


Darby’s Dancers Celebrates Differences Over Disabilities “The nationwide program offers a dance education to children with disabilities, providing them with a sense of inclusion and expression.” The Journal

Educators Using 2019 Diversity Report to Show Districts How They Can Better Support Teachers of Color “Right now, around 80 percent of the teaching workforce is white, compared with 48 percent of public school students in the U.S. Research has shown the various ways this racial imbalance hurts children of color, as more reports are pointing to bias in discipline, referral for advanced courses and gifted programs, and lowered expectations.” The 74 


Create California is asking everyone to take the arts education pledge By signing the pledge, you are stating that you believe in and stand for the principles outlined in their Declaration of Student Rights in support of arts education. Create CA

This tax season support arts education Help bring equal opportunities to create and learn to California’s schools with the Keep Arts in Schools Fund. Keep Arts in Schools


Join Californians for the Arts for their 2020 Convening on April 14 “The goal of the convening is to build a strong network and coalition of voices to develop policies, funding and resources for sustainable careers in the creative sector and to see arts education delivered to all students.” Californians for the Arts

Ben Folds Is Trying to Get All the Candidates on the Record About Arts Funding “Ben Folds is on a mission: to get all the presidential hopefuls to go on the record about their commitment to arts funding. To accomplish this, he is sitting down with each of them for a podcast produced by the Arts Action Fund. Called ArtsVote 2020 with Ben Folds.” Observer


Americans for the Arts and Arts Education Partnership are holding their Arts Education Policy Briefing event The event is being held on Sunday, March 29 and will focus on federal, state, and local arts education policy. Americans for the Arts

Engaging the Arts in 2020’s Top Education Policy Priorities Although the arts were not listed as one of Ed Note’s top education policy topics for 2020, here they explain how the arts interact with all six prioritized policies. Ed Note

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