Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a letter to local superintendents and community leaders regarding use of education funds to support arts education as a core subject.
Download the PDF below:
You may recall my writing on the subject of "More Bully… Less Pulpit"
This is certainly a step in the right direction.
A conference call with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 1 PM Eastern Time. The details:
The NAMM Foundation and the SupportMusic Coalition will host a discussion with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Mary Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations will moderate a live conversation with Secretary Duncan concerning his letter of August 2009 (attached) about the importance of arts education in our nation's schools. Your participation is needed to help demonstrate your concern and highlight the need for all children to have access to the arts as part of a complete and quality education.
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time: 1 PM Eastern, 12 Noon Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific
We encourage you to forward this invitation to your local school and community leaders and urge their participation in the call.
Registration for the conference call stream is now available. Participants may use the following URL to register for the event; please register now and up to 15 minutes prior to the event
Secretary Duncan will join our call promptly at 1 p.m. ET.
Quadrant Arts Education Research is a proud partner with the SupportMusic Coalition. Kudos to NAMM for providing the leadership to make this happen!
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