News, issues, and messages from Iowa Alliance for Arts Education
Saturday, April 9, 2011
New Iowa Education Blog from The Office of the Governor
Linda Fandel, the Governor's Special Assistant for Education, has invited Iowans to weigh in on how to give every Iowa student a world-class education.
Go to the site http://iowaeducation.iowa.gov/ and respond to her posts in support of the arts in education in Iowa. Keep the IAAE point of view in mind when responding.
The focus of a quality education for all Iowa students must include areas of rigorous study through which every student is actively engaged in an inclusive curriculum that will lead them toward becoming well rounded global citizens. Toward that goal, a "curriculum based" arts education will be a crucial component. Through the arts, students learn to become active problem solvers, comprehensive and creative thinkers, who become enlightened participants in the workplace and society.