Letter on Title I Funding to Support Arts Education

The California Department of Education (CDE) released last month an updated letter to county and district superintendents outlining the appropriate uses of federal funding, in particular Title I funding to support arts education, signed by Deputy Superintendent Keric Ashley. This new letter reflects a broader understanding of the role of arts education strategies in academic achievement and factors that directly affect academic achievement, such as student and family engagement and school climate. Having a current letter on file is a powerful tool for counties and school districts embarking on this Title I work, and we're proud to see it emerge from our long and fruitful relationship with CDE. Download the letter.