Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Art In Schools
December 15, 2010 1:42:04 PM PST
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

December 12, 2010
Art In Schools
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Today we are talking about art in schools. According to Stanford Redesign Institute's International study done in 2007, 89% of California K-12 schools fail to offer course study in all four art disciplines which are: music, visual arts, theater and dance. That percentage falls short of the State's goals for arts education in schools. Today we'll hear about the impact art programs have on children and what is being done to preserve them.

Graham Lustig
Artistic Director, Oakland Ballet

Caitlyn Santo
Dancer, Oakland Ballet

Lucie Jerome
Dancer, Oakland Ballet

Meg Madden
Executive Director, Music In Schools Today

Zack Pitt-Smith
Music Director, Edna Brewer Middle School

Unique Holland
Alameda County office of Education

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