13 California Schools Selected for Arts Awards

Thirteen California elementary schools will receive awards next month for outstanding instruction in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

The California Exemplary Arts Education Awards will be presented on Feb. 10.

“We know that access to arts and STEAM is an important part of closing the achievement gap, and these Exemplary Arts schools put the ‘A’ in ‘STEAM,’” said State Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond. “Congratulations to these 13 schools for supporting arts and STEAM education, which prepares students to be leaders in the creative economy.”

The recipients include 5 schools in L.A. County, 2 in Santa Barbara, and 1 in Contra Costa, Monterey, Orange, San Diego, Solano, and Ventura.

Read about the awards and eligibility here


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