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Arts|Learning is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network--a consortium of 35 state alliances across the United States dedicated to arts advocacy and quality arts education for the nation's children.
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The Arts|Learning's Champions of Arts Education Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to arts education advocacy and continue to make strides toward the goal of high quality arts education for every student in Massachusetts.

From 1984 through to the present, the Champion of Arts Education Awards have recognized over 195 teachers and arts advocates in our schools and communities for their accomplishments educating students and for supporting arts education.  Arts|Learning continues this tradition of recognizing excellence in arts education programs and advocacy. Nominations may be submitted by any Massachusetts resident and current A|L members.  Self-nominations are encouraged. 


Get the 2011 Arts Education Advocacy Packet, which must be emailed by March 1, 2010.

Get the 2011 Cover Pages (required with each nomination).

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Distinguished Arts Educator Advocate:

Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
 Schools of Distinction in Arts Education

Excellence in School Administration Arts Advocate

Massachusetts School Committee Arts Advocate

Outstanding Parent Advocate

Outstanding Arts Collaborative:

Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

Corporate/Business Support of Arts Education

Outstanding Student Advocate

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Arts|Learning is pleased to announce its annual Advocacy Day and Awards event at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.


Featured guest will be Scott Shuler,the Arts Education specialist in the Connecticut State Department of Education.  Dr. Shuler will present some of the landmark work the CT Department of Education has been doing in developing assessments in music and art for grades 2, 5, and 8.  He will be assisted by Beckey Squire, music teacher in New Haven, who has been assisting with this project.

Scott Shuler previously served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Simsbury Public Schools and as an associate professor at California State University, Long Beach.  An experienced K-12 and college music teacher and active clinician, Dr. Shuler holds numerous awards for teaching, writing, and leadership from state and national organizations.  He served on the task forces that developed America's National Standards in Music and the 1997 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the Arts, co-chaired the CCSSO interstate arts assessment consortium, is past president of the National Council of State Supervisors of Music and currently president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education.