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Friday, September 29 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Achieving Equitable Arts Education: What can LEAs do to fulfill the promise of Prop 28? LIMITED

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Proposition 28 adds The Arts and Music in Schools— Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act to the California Education Code to provide a minimum source for annual funding to “supplement arts education programs” for pupils attending PK–12 public schools.

The passage of Prop 28 is a historic opportunity to reverse years of underinvestment in the arts and provide all students, regardless of their zip code, the complete education they deserve that prepares them for the 21st-century workforce, increases their engagement in school, and develops social-emotional skills.

SRI Education’s latest study, “Creativity Challenge: The State of Arts Education in California,” reveals that 89% of California schools fail to meet the state’s arts education mandate of offering all California students dance, music, theater, and visual arts instruction. Only 14% of schools serving primarily low-income students offer all four arts disciplines, compared to 32% of schools with a majority of affluent students.

What can LEAs do to fulfill the promise of Prop 28? To answer this question, representatives from Create CA and the Moreno Valley USD Schoolboard will provide an overview of Prop 28, review promising practices for LEAs to support and expand arts education, showcase exemplary arts programs, and dive into new resources to aid LEAs in planning and implementing arts programs.

The session will also facilitate small group discussions to surface ideas, questions, and needs to ensure the effective implementation of Prop 28.

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Abe Flores

Deputy Director of Policy & Programs, Create CA
Abe Flores is an advocate, administrator, and organizer who is “paying it forward” by advancing the arts in schools and communities.He grew up in Boyle Heights, with the arts as the spark that lit his passion for education and community. Seeing first-hand the inequitable access... Read More →
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Jesus Holguin

Board Member, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Jesús M. Holguín, a supporter of public education in many ways, has served on the Moreno Valley Unified School District Governing Board since November 2002. Additionally, he has held several leadership positions within local, state, and national organizations or committees. From... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2023 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Regency E 4th Floor
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