R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of the Performing Arts Wins 2016 Arts Integration Award from Arts Schools Network
The Arts Schools Network Board of Directors has selected Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts as the recipient of the 2016 Arts Integration Award. This award is presented to a school that has demonstrated leadership in bringing arts integration strategies into the curriculum. This school has an outstanding record of supporting such approaches as: dedicating resources to bringing in outside professional teaching artists to complement the work of staff arts specialists, who team teach with other core curriculum teachers across content area; supporting professional development on arts integration for teachers; writing into school improvement plans commitments to implement arts integrated curriculum across different grade levels. Principal leadership is key, and evidence of teacher buy-in and commitment a requisite.