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Arts a Core Subject Under ESEA

Arts a Core Subject Under ESEA

Posted: Apr 23, 2015

The United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has unanimously passed a reauthorization of the Elementary and and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which will be considered on the full Senate floor in May 2015. This updat...

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Arts Welcome Back Night!

Arts Welcome Back Night!

Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Kick off the school year at our annual arts teacher gathering! Connect with colleagues across the district, register for citywide events and share your ideas for content-based opportunities for students and teachers. Also, those who attend can be first ...

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National Arts in Education Week

National Arts in Education Week

Posted: Aug 28, 2015

How will you be part of the celebration? Whether you are a student, educator, parent or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week: September 13-19, 2015! The arts are an essential part of a...

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    Arts Welcome Back Night!

    Kick off the school year at our annual arts teacher gathering! Connect with colleagues across the district, register for citywide events and share y...

Why Art Matters!

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There are dozens of schools and arts partners across the city that will benefit from the continued expansion of arts education. In the end, it is Boston’s students that will benefit the most.

Laura Perille, EdVestors

Arts are crucial to a rigorous and high-quality education – and access to the arts in schools is an issue of equity for all of Boston’s children.

Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Former Superintendent

Expanding the arts in schools brings new energy to classrooms, increases engagement by students, and improves school choices for families. The arts enrich our young people, our schools, and our neighborhoods.

Thomas Menino, Former Mayor of Boston

The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Principals and teachers tell us that there is no better way to bring families into schools than the opportunity to watch their children perform.

Laura Perille, EdVestors

Video: The Arts Advantage in Boston

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The BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department aims to provide excellence, access, and equity in arts education for all Boston Public Schools students. Learn more

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