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Hear about progress of Seattle Public Schools K-12 arts plan, Sept. 27

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and local education and cultural partners will host a mid-point meeting on the progress of the Seattle K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative to create a comprehensive, district-wide K-12 arts plan. Join us for an informative, interactive evening, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room.
The goal of the citywide collaborative is to ensure that students in all Seattle Public Schools have opportunities to learn through the arts, helping them to be successful in school and in life. Following a group creative activity at the start of the evening, we will focus on the role that arts learning plays in creating innovators in our community and how the arts plan will ensure that all students have access to the great arts opportunities our city offers.
Children are welcome. Free supervised arts activities for school-aged children will be provided. Space for the children’s arts workshop is limited; RSVP is required to Jenny Crooks, (206) 684-7084.
Last spring, many of you shared your vision for an arts plan in a series of community focus-group meetings. The Seattle K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative released a report with the findings from those meetings. Download the report here.
The arts education planning work is made possible by a grant that SPS received from national philanthropy The Wallace Foundation. The community planning process runs through January 2013.
The creation of the arts plan builds on the multi-year Arts Education Partnership between the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Seattle Public Schools. Go here for more information on the partnership.
-Tamara Gill, Community Development & Outreach