The website below hosts the petition to suspend and amend the New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015, and provides for the time to develop a researched-based approach to teacher evaluation and the use of student assessments. The time is short to act. Please sign the petition by clicking the link below and share it.
The Artful Advocate (an art ed advocacy blog)
NYSATA Works for Art Education
Part of NYSATA's mission is to be the voice of over 6,000 art educators across New York State. We consult with and provide content area expertise for the State Education Department; collaborate on arts based initiatives; represent NY at the national level; monitor art education trends statewide and nationally; and provide a host of programs and opportunities to highlight student achievement in the visual arts.
NYSATA advocacy efforts are most often aimed at the state level, monitoring and influencing arts legislation and policies that impact programs in the schools. It is also important that all art educators become advocates in their own school, district and community. Make sure your parents, administrators, community members and legislators are aware of the work you are doing in your classroom and the success your students are achieving.
In the News
IMPORTANT ARTICLE: Seismic Shifts in the Education Landscape: What Do They Mean for Arts Education and Arts Education Policy?
Click here to see the entire article from Arts Education Policy Review.
Student-Produced Video Supports Keeping Arts in Schools
Survey of CEOs Finds Creativity as the Most Important Leadership Value
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
What Does "Quality" look like in Arts Education?
Be an Arts Advocate!
You are just the person to give arts education a voice! Here are some tools, tips, and resources you may need to be a successful arts activist! Find organizations that are advancing the arts, resources to help you strengthen your advocacy efforts, and tips to get you started!
Americans for the Arts: Arts Action Center