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About artsoceducation

Pat Wayne is Director of Programs and Education for Arts Orange County, the county-wide arts council. She is also a parent in the Saddleback School District and past PTA President. The arts transformed her life in the second grade and she went on to major in theater design and earn a Master's in Arts Administration.

Where do your school board candidates stand on Arts Education

I love this website from the California Alliance for Arts Education. They did a great four question survey of school board candidates where-ever they had help “on the ground”. Orange County did pretty well and you can read their answers … Continue reading

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Stop the Patchwork Approach to Arts Education

The other day I heard a school district administrator say how they would use a $10,000 grant for arts education. Their idea left me feeling depressed and frustrated. Let’s just say that it was the same as deciding to buy … Continue reading

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Music and Art – Good for Your Soul and Good for Your Life

Friedrich Neitzsche once claimed that without music, life would be a mistake. Researchers in Norway claim that without music, art, or other cultural events, life may also be shorter and less satisfying. A new study, published by the Journal of … Continue reading

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Measuring Creativity in California and the Nation

SB789 is a piece of legislation to pay attention to if you care about creativity in schools. Authored by Senator Price, and on the fast track, it will create an Index on Creative and Innovative Education, and recommend the funding … Continue reading

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Capo Valley High School Student Wins OC Film Festival Award

Sam Pepke, a young filmmaker who is a senior at Capistrano Valley High School was nominated for 4 entries in the Orange County Film Festival in January and received a group award for “Best short Film” and “Best Editor” award.  … Continue reading

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Jack Black owes it all to arts education…

Check out this cool video from California Alliance for Arts Education.

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New Local Arts Ed Alliances

Arts Orange County, in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education, is continuing to build on its three years of work with the addition of five new local arts alliances this year in these districts:  Capistrano Unified, Irvine, Los … Continue reading

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