National Arts In Education Week is from September 10-16, 2017 and our friends at Americans for the Arts are encouraging all of us — those who teach, those who have had great teachers, and those who know the value of arts education to our society — to join together to share our stories with our communities and elected officials.
Sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos to encourage her to take action in ensuring equitable access to arts education.
This fall, our municipal, education and state leaders are engaged in planning, budgeting, and enacting of laws which will impact arts education. They need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every community and every school in America. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper using Americans for the Arts’ template to tell them how and why the arts matter in education!
And use the hashtag, #BecauseOfArtsEd on your favorite social media platforms.