A Message from Tim Katz, Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

Dear Education and Arts Education Stakeholder: I know OAAE has already been in touch with you this week asking you to assist in advocacy for important changes to ODE’s Consolidated State Plan to Implement ESSA. I hope you’ve responded to … Continue reading A Message from Tim Katz, Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

ACTION ALERT Regarding Ohio’s Draft Consolidated Plan to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has submitted a detailed memo to the Superintendent, the members of the State Board of Education, and the Joint Education Oversight Committee with feedback and recommendations in response to the Ohio Department of Education’s draft Consolidated State Plan for ESSA. We would like your help with additional messaging. FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Request that the following recommendations proposed by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education be included in Ohio’s Consolidated Plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Action Alert should be addressed to Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please … Continue reading ACTION ALERT Regarding Ohio’s Draft Consolidated Plan to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act

OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair Jim Dowdy’s Recommended Reading

Simon Landry and Francois Champoux of the University of Montreal have recently published a study that determined that instrumental musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians. In this article, to be published in the February issue of Brain and Cognition, … Continue reading OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair Jim Dowdy’s Recommended Reading