STEAM didn’t get pass politics

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A bill was recently proposed in North Dakota. It called for a state commitment of $125,000 between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015.  In the scheme of things, that’s not really that much money, and the State had it.  But this little bit of money would have allowed  the North Dakota Council on the Arts to develop a pilot grant.  The pilot program would have provided training for teachers, giving them the tools needed to implement an arts program.

Unfortunately the bill didn’t pass…

North Dakota is not the only state that could take another look at putting arts in schools.  Schools in the tri-state area have had their budgets cut, which led to cuts to arts programs.  Arts to Grow, and a coalition of arts organization, are engaging in a conversation with mayoral candidates in NYC to ensure that our politicians understand the importance of arts education and have a plan to bring it to our children.  Learn more about arts advocacy here

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Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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