Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 28

Art of Community Building: Bartlesville

This case study is part of a series investigating the variety of ways that Oklahoma communities invest municipal resources and funding in the arts. These stories illustrate how these investments, big or small, can have a positive impact on citizens, civic pride, tourism, and the general well being of a place. Community Profile City Budget (2015-16): $36,402,875 2014 […]

November 16

State Plan for ESSA

The State Department of Education released their first draft of the State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Review the draft State Plan here.   Give your feedback at the upcoming Town Hall meetings in Yukon, Muskogee and Enid. Background and information for arts education advocates about the Every Student Succeeds Act in Oklahoma can be […]

November 15

Art of Community Building: Pawhuska

This case study is part of a series investigating the variety of ways that Oklahoma communities invest municipal resources and funding in the arts. These stories illustrate how these investments, big or small, can have a positive impact on citizens, civic pride, tourism, and the general well being of a place and its people. Community Profile City […]

November 14

Arts Education: Serving All Students

This diagram show the ways students benefit from arts education in their schools and communities. Each part of the arts education ecosystem is important to benefit students. As we advocate for more certified arts teachers in schools or more community arts groups serving neighborhoods, let’s respect the role of each. Americans for the Arts and […]

November 09

Art of Community Building: Edmond

This case study is part of a series investigating the variety of ways that Oklahoma communities invest municipal resources and funding in the arts. These stories illustrate how these investments, big or small, can have a positive impact on citizens, civic pride, tourism, and the general well being of a place. Community Profile City Budget (2015-16): $394,120,652 2014 […]

November 03

Art of Community Building: Ada

This case study is part of a series investigating the variety of ways that Oklahoma communities invest municipal resources and funding in the arts. These stories illustrate how these investments, big or small, can have a positive impact on citizens, civic pride, tourism, and the general well being of a place and its people. Community […]

November 01

Arts Education & ESSA

Laws and policy are changing education standards and accountability. Oklahoma’s Department of Education is working now to decide how our state will implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Our State Department of Oklahoma is creating a State Plan in preparation for implementation of ESSA for the 2017-18 academic year. Each state must revise its accountability […]