Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award

Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award

Nomination Form: www.kennedy-center.org/SchoolBoardAward

Deadline: December 3, 2012

Since 1989, the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) have provided an annual award to a school board(s) that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education in its school district. This national award recognizes districts that have included all four major artistic disciplines – visual arts, music, theater and dance – in their programs.

The award program involves one school board per state that comprises the maximum national pool of nominees. Final selection is made by a national panel of educators and arts professionals including representatives of the KCAAEN and NSBA. The winning school board receives a plaque presented at the NSBA Annual Conference, along with a cash award of $10,000 to use for their arts education programs.

Full details and nomination materials can be found at www.kennedy-center.org/SchoolBoardAward. The nomination deadline is December 3, 2012. One nomination is invited from each U.S. state. You can contact your local State Alliance for Arts Education or State School Boards Association to coordinate a nomination. A list of past winners can be found online.

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About OAAE

It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. We believe that: * All children in school must have quality arts education provided by licensed arts educators * All Ohioans have the right to expect quality arts education * All arts programs must have adequate resources * All arts and cultural organizations and artists have a critical role in arts education Learn more at www.oaae.net.
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