We stay on top of the latest trends, opportunities and threats in our field. Our newsletter provides a digest of current arts education headlines; our Legislative Update tracks bills in the California Legislature that could impact arts programs in our schools; and, our blog offers an in depth view or opinion on current policy issues. Below are the latest news stories about our work.  

Alliance in the News

Hewlett Foundation funds arts strategic plan - September 2017 

National arts scores are in, and the western U.S. lags behind- June 28, 2017

Bear River senior’s exploration of declining arts programs garners top prize - May 9, 2017

Windsor High student film awarded - May 3, 2017

Bear River High Students Tie For 1st Video Contest - May 1, 2017

Smith: A poetic video- April 24, 2017

Arcata High is winner in ‘Student Voices’ program - April 20, 2017

Spotlight - February 2017

Art meets the classroom in Tulare County - January 19, 2017

TCOE to host ‘State of Arts Education in California’ workshops Jan. 19-20 - January 17, 2017

Tulare students talk patriotism in VFW contest - January 16, 2017

Make arts education standard - January 2, 2017

Arts Now Humboldt Summit - December 20, 2016

Creativity in education is serious business - December 15, 2016

Enhancing creative learning in rural communities - December 15, 2016

Eye on (arts) Education special section on front porches Saturday - December 6, 2016

Wayne Cook talks with Joe Landon from the California Alliance for Arts Education - November 16. 2016

Humboldt County schools just below state arts education average - November 1, 2016

Burton School District plans for more arts programs - October 21, 2016

How The November Election Affects The Arts - October 17, 2016

Theatre and Dance Act Signed by Governor - September 27, 2016

Teaching Credentials Authorized for Theatre and Dance - September 2016

Expect More Art in Napa Classrooms - September 21, 2016

Encouraging Schools to Use Title I Funds for Arts - September 13, 2016

New school initiative will support the arts - September 7, 2016

Sections tackle going to college, mixing in the arts - September 13, 2016

The New Arts Education Master Plan for NVUSD - September 2016

Spotlight: California Alliance for Arts Education’s Student Voices - August 31, 2016

Students honored in video contest - May 25, 2016

Miriam Sachs, of Mira Costa High School, wins coveted student film award - May 16, 2016

Empowering students through the CAAE Student Voices Campaign - April 13, 2016

On the Path to Title I - April 13, 2016

Title I and the Arts--Yes, you can! - April 5, 2016

Learning the Arts is Academic - March 28, 2016

Chula Vista School District To Focus on Arts & Music - March 21, 2016

Title I Funds & Arts Education - Spring 2016

The 411 on Arts Education Advocacy - Spring 2016

Arts Education Retakes the Stage - Spring 2016

One-On-One With Lauren Shelton U-T Profiles - March 19, 2016

Save The Music - March 16, 2016, KUSI-TV: Good Morning San Diego

Save The Music - March 16, 2016, CW6: San Diego Living

San Diego school districts open doors for arts education exchange - March 16, 2016

National Arts Conference to Spotlight Chula Vista, San Diego Schools - March 15, 2016

Resaltan la importancia de la educación artística - March 14, 2016

San Diego Unified Looks to Move Beyond ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ - March 11, 2016

Time to embrace arts education as a priority - March 9, 2016

National Arts Conference to spotlight Chula Vista, San Diego schools - February 26, 2016

From the Executive Director- ‘Tis the Season - February 2, 2016

Senator Allen Introduces the Theatre and Dance Act - January 27, 2016

Legislator proposes new credentials for dance, theater teachers - January 27, 2016

Concept of Creative Schools Takes Hold in California - January 23, 2016

The Unintended Consequences of "Every Student Succeeds Act" - December 18, 2015

Two Creative Projects Tap Student Ingenuity To Benefit WCCUSD - December 15, 2015

Revive Arts Education in California Schools - October 2015

Chula Vista Unified Commits 15 Million to the Arts and Art Integration - September 10, 2015

Chula Vista schools making 15M investment in arts education - August 8, 2015

Return on Investment: A New Consideration for Arts Education Advocacy and Policy Work - Summer 2015

iCan Brings a Fresh Approach to Elementary Arts Education, and It's an Incredible Story - June 17, 2015

What's not on California's education agenda--and should be - June 2, 2015

Unlocking Title I Funds for Arts Education to Achieve Title I Goals - May 2015
Cover article recently featured in the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s quarterly newsletter, GuildNotes (Issue 2, 2015)

LAUSD decision ushers in new source of funding for arts education - February 20, 2015

The Five R's: Artists, Parents Unite! - February 6, 2015

California Blueprint for Creative Schools Unveiled - January 29, 2015

KPBS - Advocates Want Art Incorporated Into Common Core - November 17, 2014

Advocates Want Art Incorporared Into Common Core - November 17, 2014

Discover Candidate Stances On Arts Education - November 1, 2014

Arts Ed Advocates Put Candidates On The Spot - October 23, 2014

Spotlight on Joe Landon - October 14, 2014

Music Lessons Returning To Some Elementary Schools - September 21, 2014

Arts Education Advocacy || Audio Clip - August 22, 2014

Americans For The Arts Launches New State Arts Education Initiative at National Conference of State Legislatures - August 20, 2014

Common Core Embraces Broad Definition of the Arts - July 31, 2014

Arts Education in Schools Could Grow Under LCFF - July 9, 2014

California Music Education Advocates Rally For School Music Programs - May 22, 2014

Advocate for Arts Education in the Student Voices Campaign - May 21, 2014

Advocates Kick Up Lobbying Efforts For New Education Dollars || Audio Clip - May 15, 2014

Joe Landon Talks Arts Education - April 1, 2014

Encinitas Unites in Support of Arts Education at Annual Encinitas Arts Festival - March 19, 2014

Celebrate Arts Education at Encinitas Festival - March 6, 2014

Escondido Youth Art Festival Returns This Weekend - March 6, 2014

Why Teaching The Arts to Our Children Matters - March 2, 2014

Yolo Arts in Education Network Forming - February 28, 2014

Arts In the Classroom - February 23, 2014

The Arts In the Classroom - February 23, 2014

What Parents Know: The Arts Matter - February 3, 2014

Arts Education Gets a Boost - February 2, 2014

Arts Education and Title I Funding - January 13, 2014

Arts in Education - January 3, 2014

New Group Hopes to Increase Support for Art in Schools - December 23, 2013

Arts Obispo leads effort to bring art back to local schools - November 2013

GIA Arts Education Pre-Conference - Common Core Standards - October 2013

Nurturing The Arts For A Thriving Community - August 2013

Help Kids Discover Art With The Humboldt Docent Council - August 2013

Teach Arts. It's the Law - July 25, 2013

Summer Programs Helping Teachers Infuse Arts with the Common Core Standards - July 2013

Local California Arts Scholars - June 2013

Students Lead Arts Advocacy Workshops for Peers in Sacramento - Summer 2013

What's the Big Idea: Berkeley's Teen Advocacy Initiative - Summer 2013

Are the Arts Dead in California's Public Schools? - May 2013 

Creative Ways to Connect with your School Board - May 2013

Video Campaign Lets Students Tell Lawmakers about Importance of Art - May 2013

Math by Way of Art: For Pasadena School, Arts plus Math is Really Adding Up - May 2013

Educators, Artists Prepare for Youth Arts Festival - April 2013

ArtsEdSearch Influences Education Policy in California - April 2013

Hold Districts Accountable for Restoring Arts Funding - March 2013 

What's the Big Idea? Teen Advocacy in California - March 2013

Encinitas Arts Commissioner Shakes Things Up - March 2013

High School Students Advocate to Save Arts in Schools - March 2013

Arts Orange County Works to Promote the Local Arts Scene - February 2013

Volunteers Get Creative for School Arts - February 3, 2013

County Wide Arts Education Advocacy Network Launches in Ukiah -  December 3, 2012

Arts Education Advocacy Network Launches in Ukiah - November 28, 2012

Candidates Talk about the Arts - October 30, 2012

Sand Castle Contest Shapes Up on Ocean Beach Saturday - October 20, 2012


SVUSD Candidates Talk Arts Education - October 16, 2012


Arts Events Take Center Stage in Escondido - September 23, 2012

Election Time: Gauging School Board Candidate Support of Arts Education - September 21, 2012

Championing Arts Education in Public Schools - September 15, 2012

Study: Music Makes Children More Empathetic - September 7, 2012

Music Makes Kids More Empathetic, Research Finds - September 4, 2012

Interview with Joe Landon, Executive Director of the California Alliance for Arts Education - June 28, 2012

New Territory for Partnership - June 26, 2012  

Mary Anne Keshen & Lisa Podos Join Board of Directors of California Alliance for Arts Education - June 22, 2012

Drafting a Blueprint for Creative Schools -- California agencies partner for arts education reform - June 8, 2012

National Endowment for the Arts Funds Research on Impact of Arts - May 31, 2012 

Pajaro Valley School Keeps Arts Alive in Era of Tight Budgets and Testing Pressures  - May 6, 2012

 
 

Use Title I Aid to Teach Through the Arts, Advocates Urge - March 29, 2012

State leaders should embrace what Title I permits: arts funding - March 27, 2012

It's All About Creativity - March 22, 2012

Stanislaus Parents Urged to Promote Arts in Schools - February 15, 2012

Will Creativity Index (SB 789 Price) help students be workforce ready? - February 9, 2012

States Consider Creative Indexes for Schools - February 2, 2012

Music education is part of district turnaround strategy - January 2012

Cutting art from high school graduation requirements will have big impact - October 13, 2011

Schools rely on a "fraying patchwork of grants, programs and donations" for arts education - October 9, 2011

Editorial: SB 547 would improve California's school accountability system - August 10, 2011

Editorial: California Education Bill Gets an A - August 24, 2011

Conversations About Creativity - June 20, 2011

Bringing Arts Education Home – San Diego Style – June 10, 2011

Fewer students have access to crucial arts and foreign language classes - May 25, 2011

Measuring Creativity in California and the Nation, Huffington Post - April 15, 2011

California Senate Considers Innovative Education Bill, Annenberg Digital News - April 5, 2011

Group forms in Paradise to support creativity in schools, News Review - March 24, 2011

Advocates in Stanislaus Launch Local Arts Education Alliance - March 3 2011

Candidate Surveys Make the Arts Matter - March 1 2011

Business and Education Leaders Launch Local Advocacy Group - February 18, 2011

School Board Elections and The Arts - October 30, 2010

Stars and Activists Unite for Arts Education (in California) - October 11, 2010

How do your school board candidates feel about arts in school? - October 28, 2010

California Bill Would Ease Arts Requirement in High Schools - September 13, 2010

Alliance Policy Director Joe Landon on AB 2446 - September 1, 2010

Arts Education Loses to CTE in CA Senate Vote - July 2, 2010

Budget Cuts Hurt Arts Education - April 2, 2010

California Assembly Votes to Further Dilute Arts as a High School Requirement - June 3, 2010

Cutting Class – Budget Cuts to LAUSD Music Programs - May 13, 2010

Arts Ed Survey of SPI Candidates - May 9, 2010

An Arts Survey of Candidates for Chief State School Officer - May 7, 2010

Arts Education Advocates Organize in San Diego County - April 24, 2010

LA Times Art Critic Pans AB 2446 - April 20, 2010

Supporter of Career and Tech Ed Comes Out Against AB 2446 - April 20, 2010

Launch of Escondido Alliance for Arts Education - April 15, 2010

Join Local Efforts to Keep Arts Education in Schools - March 31, 2010

Santa Rosa Schools Look for Ways to Save Art and Music Classes - March 21, 2010

Victory for Music at Saddleback Valley Unified - March 11, 2010

Davisite Fights for Arts Programs in the Schools - February 2, 2010

Compton Alliance for Arts Education - April 8, 2009