Arts education plans in individual schools
The school district level policy and plan provide the roadmap for integrating quality arts education into the core curriculum. The equivalent of that road map at the individual school level is an arts plan that aligns with the district plan and is part of the school’s Single Site Plan.
Research has shown that arts education strengthens the learning environment (Arts Education Partnership, Third Space: When Learning Matters) and helps retain teachers who love to teach (Americans for the Arts). A Single Site Plan that includes the arts is necessary to make sure that arts education efforts are sustainable, comprehensive and of high-quality.
With the support of Arts for All, Burbank Unified School District is working to integrate arts education into the Single Site Plan for each of its elementary schools. Please check back for more information on what they learned from the process.