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Champions Needed for PA Arts Education

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Sep 27, 2012 3:38 PM

artsandeducation.jpgAfter two years of work by a select study group, the Arts and Education Initiative of the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) published a report in March of 2012 about Pennsylvania’s education in the arts. The report offered a number of recommendations for both arts advocates and for policymakers.

One important outgrowth of the report was the establishment of an annual Pennsylvania Arts and Education Symposium. The second of these events will be held in Harrisburg on October 11 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.  This daylong event  will feature presentations and workshops led by state and national leaders in arts and education, including a keynote speech by Ayanna Hudson, Director of Arts Education at the National Endowment for the Arts, and remarks from Sandra Ruppert, Director of the Arts Education Partnership.

Artists, educators and arts advocates can come together to network and participate in discussions and workshop sessions related to the arts in education.  Act 48 credits will be available for educators who attend.

A list of the planned sessions and information on registration for the symposium is available at the EPLC website.  A copy of the Arts and Education Initiative report, Creating Pennsylvania’s Future through the Arts and Education, is also available.

The National Academies Press also has a free PDF copy of their report, Education for Life and Work, available on their website. It deals with developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 2st century, related to one of the sessions at the symposium.

Below you can hear selections from our interview with EPLC President Ronald R. Cowell.

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