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The Alliance's new Executive Director, Joe Landon

Los Angeles, CA, July 7, 2011 - The Board of Directors of the California Alliance for Arts Education has named Joe Landon the organization’s new executive director, effective August 1. Landon currently serves as policy director for the Alliance.  He will replace Laurie Schell, who has served as executive director for the past ten years.

How will AB 165 affect your school district?

Science Teachers Love Art

By John M. Eger. Re-printed with permission from John M. Eger.

There is a growing debate in America about art and science.

One Superintendent’s Vision

Opening Remarks at the Launch of the Alliance for Arts Education in Humboldt County, on January 27, 2011

By Garry T. Eagles, Ph.D., Superintendent, Humboldt County Office of Education

Measuring Creativity and Innovation in California Schools

By Laurie Schell and Joe Landon, California Alliance for Arts Education

There’s a new Superintendent of Public Instruction in town…

by Joe Landon, Policy Director

Just three days after Tom Torlakson was installed as California’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction, his chief deputy, Richard Zeiger, met with the Policy Council of the California Alliance in Sacramento, to discuss the state of education in California, with a particular focus on arts education.

Results of Arts Ed Survey Go Beyond the Election

This fall, the California Alliance undertook its first ever arts education survey of candidates for the November 2010 election. Members of our Local Advocacy Network secured the participation of school board candidates in over forty school districts. Candidates answered questions about policy as well as their personal experiences with the arts. The results were posted in early October, but the positive impact of this work is ongoing.

Working with Elected Officials Parts 1 & 2

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders

Part 1 – What I Did on My Summer Vacation, or the Practical Application of Arts Education Advocacy

A “Both/And” Approach to CTE and VAPA

By Mark Slavin, Vice President of Education
Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County and
Board Chair, California Alliance for Arts Education

Student Arts Advocates: “You Need to Be an Arts Advocate”

A few months ago, the Alliance was contacted by Student Advocates for the Arts (SAA), based at Columbia University. We’re delighted to share their terrific advocacy video, “You Need to Be an Arts Advocate” as well as some lessons learned from outgoing SAA president Jonathan Lewis.

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