Celebrate National Arts in Education Week: A Message from Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez

This is National Arts in Education Week – a time to celebrate the inspiring music, dance, theater, and visual arts created by our students every day.
Student art work enlivens our schools’ hallways and classrooms, and brings parents and families into our auditoriums beaming with pride as their children take the stage to perform. So often, the arts provide an essential outlet for students to express themselves and tell their stories. Just as important, the arts can help students understand other subjects, helping them find a way in to complex science concepts or understand other cultures.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, “All children should have arts-rich schools.” I quite agree. Many thanks to our arts teachers, who foster our students’ creativity, as well as to classroom teachers who use the arts in their instruction. Thanks as well to our community partners, such as Hartford Performs, which brings teaching artists into our schools and brings students out to the city’s cultural venues. I hope this week stirs the creativity in each of you.  Please see the attached proclamation.
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You may also read our proclamation naming this week, "Arts in Education Week" here in Hartford.
In appreciation for the artist in each of you,
Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez
Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools

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