LA County Board Adopts New Regional Blueprint For Arts Education

Press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture:

This Blueprint is an update of the 2002 Arts for All: LA County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education, which focused exclusively on in-school arts education. The new Blueprint presents an expanded approach with strategies that reach beyond school to include arts instruction for all students, across all grade levels, in all public schools; expanded opportunities for arts education after school; year-round community-based arts learning; access to careers in the creative economy; arts-based programs and services provided in collaboration with multiple LA County departments that support children, youth, and families; and a prioritization of historically underserved populations. It is intended as both an aspirational policy statement and a roadmap for practitioners and leaders to advance youth development over the next decade.

The new Blueprint’s goals are to:

  • Develop systems and infrastructure that expand and sustain arts education for all
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Ghent Workgroup Continues to Educate the Graphic Arts Market as It Announces 4 New Free Webinars

Ghent, Blegium – The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) proudly announces 4 additional new webinars that will be presented by industry experts with many years of experience in their respective fields. More information about the webinars is available on the GWG website at: www.gwg.org/gwg-webinars 

The first ‘color webinar’ will take place on October 29th at 4 pm CET / 10 am (ET) and will cover those things that prevent you from meeting your color reproduction expectations.

Whether you are producing a creative marketing piece or high-profile packaging, getting color output aligned with your own or your client’s expectations should be easy, but there are many variables that can prevent that from happening. Many times, the intended output is not reflected in the settings used or applied to create the PDF file for print, which can cause confusion and possible production delays. The GWG provides great white papers and recommended setting files, but

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Why liberal arts education for prison inmates is a good investment

Brent Orrell, Opinion contributor
Published 3:00 a.m. MT Sept. 26, 2020

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Former prisoners are going back to work and school with the help of both Democrats and Republicans.

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We should look to the humanities to help prisoners prepare for the business of living.

What reaction does the term “prison education” evoke?

For many, the immediate thought is vocational training with the goal of teaching inmates practical skills that theoretically provide connections to work in the “real world” after release. 

This fits perfectly with the American mindset about education and work generally: the only truly valuable education is one that connects the student directly to employment. Everything else is a luxury at best, or a waste of time and money at worst.

But for all the supposed realism and pragmatism of this view, for many behind bars, it may be the least practical and effective approach from the

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What a U.S. Liberal Arts Education Can Provide International Students

German national Tim Steinebach says he was interested in almost everything related to philosophy, but never really considered applying to a U.S. liberal arts college. That is, until an admissions officer from this type of college visited his school.

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“I learned about St. John’s and immediately fell in love with the idea of reading 200 of the greatest books of the West and discussing them without the authoritative interpretations of secondary literature or lecturing professors,” says Steinebach, now a sophomore at St. John’s College in New Mexico, which along with its Maryland location, has a single academic program called the Great Books program.

Liberal arts colleges offer four-year degrees that are broad in breadth – providing the ability to explore other interests beyond an academic major – and are focused on the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

“The U.S. is the home of this style of education –

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How Arizona School for the Arts adapted to virtual learning

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As schools debate about returning to online learning, the lack of internet access for many Americans is a big sticking point.

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PHOENIX — For Monica Sauer Anthony, adapting to the challenge of a virtual classroom started with a reenvisioning of what it even means to teach at a performing arts school.

A choir can’t really rehearse in a virtual classroom much less give a live performance.

Neither can an orchestra.

There’s too much digital delay involved in streaming to get everybody synced up.

When Gov. Doug Ducey ordered Arizona schools to close in March because of the pandemic, Sauer Anthony was teaching Music History and Culture, and Beginning Woodwinds, Flute and Oboe Studies at Arizona School for the Arts in downtown Phoenix.

As ASA began to make the switch to online learning, Sauer Anthony, who’s since become arts director and vice principal of student services, said the

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