Leaders of the 4 ArtsEd. Organization Coalition (CAEA, CDEA, CETA, and CMEA) have responded to Superintendent Torlakson that no statewide assessment in the arts should be created in California until current visual and performing arts standards are updated and adopted by the State Board of Education. Creating a new assessment system for arts education must wait until our Standards are updated.
CMEA encourages its members to take the short California Assessments of Student Performance and Progress Visual and Performing Arts Stakeholder Survey: http://www.caaspp.org/vpa-survey.html . Share your voice in the conversation!
Michael D. StonePresidentCalifornia Music Educators Association
View CMEA's Letter to Tom Torlakson-Torlakson LetterView CAASP information letter CAASP Letter
CMEA has become a partner with TEACH California in order to support potential teacher candidates with gaining information on requirements and prerequisites necessary to teach in California’s public school system. As you likely know, California has a huge teacher crisis. Music is no exception. California will need to recruit out-of-state music teachers for the next few years to meet the demands of its growing student population and newly created music positions.
TEACH California is a special contracted project of the California Department of Education with the Sacramento County Office of Education. The TEACH California Web site is designed to recruit teachers to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources. The TEACH California Web site is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession.
The mission of the CDE is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight and resources so that every Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards.
TEACH California is a special contracted project of the California Department of Education with the Sacramento County Office of Education. Some federal funds are provided to California from the U.S. Department of Education through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U. S. Department of Education.
View the 2015 Stand Up For Music Priorities.
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