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Join us as we celebrate National Arts in Education Week 2020 - September 13th – 18th

September 14, 2020 03:35 PM


Join us as we celebrate National Arts in Education Week 2020 

Enacted by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates September 13th – 18th as National Arts in Education Week.  During this week, members of the arts education community from across the country are encouraged to participate in activities that raise awareness about the importance of arts education with elected officials.

Nationwide, hundreds of credentialed music therapists are currently employed by or contract with local school districts and private educational centers. Music therapists are recognized as Specialized Instructional Support Personnel within current education law (Every Students Succeeds Act - ESSA). Music Therapy can be an integral component in helping the student receiving special education services to reach his or her IEP goals.  In many school districts, music therapists also offer support for music educators in the form of direct service, consultation, or inservice training. There are several ways to participate:

  1. Celebrate – Have an event in your community where you discuss the importance of arts education.  The event can be large or small, pre-planned or spontaneous! 
  2. Advocate - Contact your elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels about the values of arts education. 
  3. Participate – Share your story using #BecauseofArtsEd on your social media or digital platform of your choice.  Be sure to share the impact of arts education on your life.