Fullerton School District is one of 33 awardees nationwide of the US Department of Education Arts Ed Model Development & Dissemination Grants (one of 6 California recipients) out of 200 applicants.
The stated purpose of these grants is:
The program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that demonstrate effectiveness in:
- Integrating into and strengthening arts in the core elementary and middle school curricula;
- Strengthening arts instruction in those grades; and
- Improving students’ academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts.