September Ready: Taskforce for Arts Ed
Following the June 29 release of the New Jersey Department of Education’s The Road Back, Restart and Recover Plan for Education guidance to reopen schools, Arts Ed NJ has just unveiled September Ready Fall 2020 Guidance for Arts Education, a comprehensive, 126-page document offering practical guidance for K-12 school administrators and arts educators seeking to provide meaningful arts instruction for their students.

More than 130 arts administrators, educators, practitioners, and associations leaders have joined together to develop the strategies, plans, and solutions needed for arts instruction to be delivered to students in a way that addresses, first and foremost, the necessary health, safety, and well-being considerations for students, faculty and staff.

 Letters to All New Jersey Music Educators, Administrators, Principals, Superintendents, and School Board Members. 

Letter to New Jersey Superintendents 

Arts Ed NJ Partners with More Than 125 Organizations to Generate Second Round of Performing Arts Aerosol Study
WARREN, N.J. (August 6, 2020) — An aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) with the support of Arts Ed NJ and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for the mitigation of Coronavirus’ impact on performing arts activities.

Delivering Quality Arts Instruction During the Pandemic
No one disputes that the arts are an integral component of a good education, but how do you provide quality arts instruction with social distancing protocols? How do you deliver arts programs virtually? Recently ARTS ED NJ published its “September Ready” report, which provides guidance on arts instruction during the pandemic. In this interview, Robert Morrison, director of ARTS ED NJ, discusses the challenges arts education faces during the pandemic with the NJSBA’s Ray Pinney.
These are unprecedented times. Districts are working hard on their plans but may be neglecting to offer a program that is consistent with arts standards or assigning arts educators to classes and duties outside their certification area(s). As advocates for arts education, we want to ensure that all students continue their arts learning despite these challenges by offering support to arts educators and districts as they finalize their plans. Please help us by reporting your concerns. This is a confidential survey. County and District information is used to report issues to the appropriate agency ONLY with your permission which you may indicate at the end of the survey.
NJ Governor's Awards in Arts Education
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Whether you're an artist, arts worker, audience member, or advocate, your voice is vital to making sure the arts are included in New Jersey's recovery from COVID-19. You know by now that the Arts Council has partnered with ArtPride New Jersey on the Keep Jersey Arts Alive public value campaign, but for the campaign to be effective, we need your help!

The Keep Jersey Arts Alive toolkit makes it easy for you to drive home the point that the arts community is important and needs support to survive now and in the future.
Has arts education made you a better student, or even a better person?

How has the arts impacted during the pandemic?

Do you know an arts teacher who has changed your life?

What are you doing to promote arts education in your community?
National Arts in Education Week is September 13 – 19, 2020

Add a link to your virtual performances, virtual exhibits, virtual workshops, virtual classes and so much more! Join the virtual community celebrating the importance of Arts Education


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