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Arts Matter

Arts Matter is a district initiative that hopes to build on the district's high-quality arts environment by ensuring that a rich, varied and integrated arts curriculum is available to students in every building, at every grade level.

Coordinators are using a variety of strategies to accomplish these goals, including bringing in guest artists in a variety of media, creating partnerships with arts organizations and institutions of higher learning in the area and providing professional development to classroom teachers to enhance their skills and improve their effectiveness through the integration of standards-based performing and visual arts strategies.

Here are just a few examples of how this initiative is being implemented in our schools.
Capelo Mural
December 2009

Springfield's 125th Anniversary Mural Project
October 2010

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