Friday, August 20, 2010

Celebrate "Arts in Education Week" Sept. 12-18

From the Americans for the Arts web site:

On July 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution authored by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) that would designate the week following the second Sunday of September as Arts in Education Week each year. Speier was joined by 101 of her colleagues in sponsoring this positive expression by Congress highlighting the important role that arts education plays as an “essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students,” said Speier. “Studies have shown that an arts education improves math and verbal SAT scores, and with students in China and other nations pulling ahead, we cannot leave our students at a competitive disadvantage.” Join us in marking September 12–18 as Arts in Education Week by learning more about arts education and what you can do in your community on our website. For more information on Arts in Education Week please contact Associate Director for Federal Affairs Gladstone Payton at
For more ideas about celebrating and promoting arts education in Wyoming, contact AE coordinator Camellia El-Antably at the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777-5305 or