Archive — Month: March 2019

Published: March 27th, 2019

Celebrating Excellence in Theatre Education

March is Theatre in Our Schools month and today we have the privilege of recognizing three outstanding theatre educators from around the state who have been recognized by the Arizona Thespians. Congratulations to this year’s Theatre Educator of the Year award winners. Thank you for the hard work and dedication you bring to your classrooms [Read more…]

Published: March 21st, 2019

2019 Viola Award Winner Excellence in Arts Education

Today for Youth Arts Month we are highlighting the 2019 Viola Award Winner for Excellence in Arts Education Kathy Marron! Thank you for the hard work you invest every day to ensure that your students receive a quality arts education. Thank you for using art to connect students to each other and their community in [Read more…]

Published: March 13th, 2019

Arts Education Data Makes its Debut on the AZ School Report Card

Today in honor of Youth Arts Month we are thrilled to unveil that Arts Education is one of the first subject areas outside of federally required reporting included in the new AZ School Report Card system. Who has access to arts education in Arizona? What arts courses are offered in my child’s school? How many students are enrolled in dance [Read more…]

Published: March 11th, 2019

2019-2020 ‘Kid’s Safe Online’ Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest Winners

Today, in honor of Youth Arts Month, we are featuring the excellent artistry of the winners of the 2019-2020 Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest. This year’s contest received over 1200 entries. Students demonstrated their understanding through the arts of online safety concepts including: Cyber Bulling, Cybersecurity, Cyber Safety and Phishing, Malicious Code, Social Networking, Mobile [Read more…]

Published: March 8th, 2019

Nogales Mural Partnership with Ben’s Bells

Happy Youth Arts Month! Today we are highlighting collaboration in arts education between a school district and a community organization. The Nogales Unified School District partnered with Ben’s Bells to create murals promoting kindness at two of their school sites. Ben’s Bells is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts [Read more…]

Published: March 6th, 2019

Celebrating Excellence in Music Education

March 1st signaled the start of spring in Arizona – and here at the Department of Education, it signaled the start of Arizona Youth Arts Month! To celebrate, we are highlighting incredible achievements in Arizona Arts Education in music, dance, theatre, and media arts throughout the month of March.  Today we honor four exceptional music educators [Read more…]

Published: March 3rd, 2019

Celebrating JO Combs’ New Performing Arts Center

March & Youth Arts Month encompasses the celebration of Theatre in Our Schools. As part of this celebration we are thrilled to share a the story of an Arizona community’s success supporting the performing arts in their school. We want to congratulate JO Combs High School on the opening of the Combs Performing Arts Center late [Read more…]

Published: March 1st, 2019

March is Youth Arts Month!

In March the Arizona Department of Education celebrates Youth Arts Month! This year we will highlight stories and educators from around the state with daily blog posts & weekly social media blasts. Do you have an arts education story that you would like to feature on our blog? We would like to hear from you about [Read more…]