Shrewsbury Public Forum

Over the past two decades, the opportunity for Massachusetts students to access and participate in arts education has decreased. A focus on standardized testing and a federal education law emphasizing “core subjects” helped crowd out the time and resources devoted to music, dance, theater, and visual arts instruction.

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by Congress last year provides an opportunity for Massachusetts to increase participation and the quality of arts education for all our students. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is holding public forums across the state over the next month to discuss its new accountability system on what determines a successful school. These workshop-based sessions will allow attendees to insert arts education into the conversation.

Take this opportunity to tell our state leaders that arts education matters and should be a part of every child’s education. 

November 21, 2016 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Oak Middle School
45 Oak St
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States
Google map and directions
Nancy Moses Alice Gentili Arthur and Lois Finstein Tracy Kraus Donna Wresinski

Will you come?

Showing 7 reactions

rsvped 2016-11-21 16:45:55 -0500
posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-17 16:49:34 -0500
Please RSVP: Shrewsbury Public Forum
@MonaLisaLvsHeah tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-17 16:49:29 -0500
rsvped 2016-11-17 16:48:44 -0500
rsvped 2016-11-16 17:31:07 -0500
rsvped 2016-11-16 14:34:31 -0500
rsvped 2016-11-16 14:26:20 -0500

Community Impact

The Drama Studio is one of a handful of youth theatres in the United States that offers quality, range, and depth in its acting training programs. For Springfield-area youth, the Studio's conservatory program offers an unusual opportunity for training that prepares its graduates (all of whom are college bound) to...