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Arts in Education Week

Sep 12, 2011 8:45:00 AM
By BLO Staff

“Whereas art is
integral to the lives of United
States citizens and essential to the health
and vitality of communities and the Nation…”
Happy Arts in Education Week! In July 2010 the U.S. House of
Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as
“Arts in Education Week.” The resolution (H.Con.Res. 275, excerpted above) was
proposed and introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier from California. Representatives from all over
the country supported the resolution, and many made comments about why the arts
are important to the nation’s children and why they themselves cared so deeply.
In light of the economic circumstances in July 2010, this gesture was not a
small one, but it still takes action to make things happen.
So, how can you help celebrate Arts in Education Week? The
wonderful people at the Arts Education Partnership have put together some ideas
and we’d love to hear what you can think of. Leave us a comment below!
How are we celebrating at Boston Lyric Opera? Well, we will
have special features on our blog and social media all week. And on Thursday
and Friday we will have live updates from our Education & Community
Programs Manager, Julie House, who is attending the Arts Education
Partnership’s conference in San Francisco to
learn about Transforming
Urban School
Systems Through the Arts.
By the way, if you know of a college or graduate student
looking to get some experience in arts education, BLO is looking for an Education &
Community Programs Intern
to spend the season with us. What better way is
there to celebrate?
Happy art-making!

Topics: arts in education, education programs

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