|Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education|
|A copy of the task force report that was released on January 9, 2009, may be obtained at:|
In March 2008,Wisconsin's Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elizabeth Burmaster publicly announced the establishment of the Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education. The task force addressed the essential role that arts education and the development of students' creative capacities play in their success in reaching their full potential, in the quality of life in Wisconsin communities, and as an animating force in our state's economy.
This report guides education's path into and through this 21st century economy, positioning children and adult workers alike with the education and training they need to prosper today.
Students and parents, educators and community members, business leaders and government officials will all find their role in transforming the state's public schools outlined in this report. The task force envisions the integration of knowledge across the disciplines, the development of intellectual agility that is the hallmark of creativity and more important than any technical training, and imagination-cum-innovation-cum-entrepreneurial confidence, as the outcome of a Wisconsin education.
|Advocacy in Music Education|
|Music and the arts are vital to every child's education. Is your child's music program in danger of being cut? This site offers effective tips for taking action and the latest evidence of music's importance.|
|A great link to sites around the world that tell about drumming circles and world dance performances and information.|
|Wisconsin Music Educators Association|
|This is the professional site for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. It provides information and links to events, workshops and offerings in music education, including connections to the Music Educators National Conference and the Wisconsin State Music Association which schedules state music contests.|