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 Post subject: State of Arts Education in Public Schools....
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2001 7:39 am 
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From the San Diego Union Tribune - an interesting article on funding for arts education in the public schools in the San Diego area and in California as a whole:<P><B>Reviewing arts education is an art</B><P>May 6, 2001 <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In a joint news conference last week, Delaine Eastin, state superintendent of public instruction; the California Arts Council; and Assembly Majority Leader Kevin Shelley announced their intention to restore arts education to the state's K-12 public school curriculum.<P>"The importance of arts education to academic and social success is reported in study after scientific study," said Lavonne McBroom, president of the California State PTA. "It's time to face the music," she added, proving that even a bad pun can be artistic.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://uniontrib.com/news/uniontrib/sun/news/news_1n6futedge.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 10:34 am 
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Bringing Classical Music Into Classrooms

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Reuters

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Many explanations have been offered for the dire straits affecting the contemporary classical music industry. But one stands out as the most critical: the deep cuts in public schools' music education programs. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030831/music_nm/music_classical_dc_2 target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:30 am 
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Oakland School for Arts cultivates ambition

THIS PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL'S MISSION IS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR ACTUAL CAREERS IN THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Anita Amirrezvani
San Jose Mercury News

At 8:30 a.m. on a typical Monday at the Oakland School for the Arts, Ashley Lecair, 16, is learning an African song called ``Zingela'' with other members of the school choir. <a href=http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/performing_arts/8062265.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: State of Arts Education in Public Schools....
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:49 am 
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From the San Francisco Chronicle,

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S.F. State puts new targets on its budget hit list
Engineering school survives; 10 other fields not so lucky

Tanya Schevitz, Chronicle Staff Writer

San Francisco State University's engineering school won't be closed next year, as threatened earlier, but degrees in dance, social work and Russian language and literature appear headed for the budget chopping block.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:03 pm 
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Reminds me of Yale's planned budget cuts in the early 1990's. Same story: rather than across-the-board cuts, the administration decided to eliminate a few programs and focus more on Yale's "core strengths." One of those programs was engineering. Engineering has never been big at Yale, but it DID have a long history.

To make a long story short, just about everybody on campus --- faculty and students --- rebelled. The entire administration ended up resigning within about a month of each other. And Engineering is still alive and well at Yale.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:55 pm 
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Sadly, I would point out the complete absence of any comment in direct response to the dance program's elimination at SFSU in the article....

<small>[ 21 April 2004, 04:56 PM: Message edited by: Francis Timlin ]</small>


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:31 am 
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From the San Jose Mercury News,

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What will have to go?

SCHOOL BUDGET CUTS THREATEN STUDENT ACTIVITIES

By Hannah Gould

When Jordan Morley was a freshman at San Jose's Lincoln High School, he took a dance class to fulfill PE credits.
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 Post subject: Re: State of Arts Education in Public Schools....
PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:18 pm 
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Very nice to hear about a program that works:

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Integrated through dance

By Tricia Caspers
Contra Costa Times

A group of sight-impaired students at Glenview Elementary School has been working with dance instructors and other pupils to master Brazilian and Mexican folkloric traditions, thanks to a grant from Oakland for the Arts. <a href=http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/counties/alameda_county/cities_neighborhoods/montclair/10491929.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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