Advocacy Task Force
Back in November of 2012, the IAEA Board approved the Advocacy Task Force. IAEA members answered the call to participate in the Advocacy Task Force was born. Fast forward to 2017 members have connected with over a dozen art and education organizations in Illinois to build an advocacy network. The group’s purpose is to assure all students of Illinois have access to an art education and that it is part of the whole Illinois student.
Currently, we are working on the following:
- Partnering with the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, & Illinois Association of School Business Officials to continue moving forward and assuring that the ART’s will be provided to Illinois students.
- Working with our local lawmakers, representatives, and district school board members to help understand, equip, and empower them how the ARTS can help students be global citizens.
- Strengthening our partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois, Illinois Music Education Association, Ingenuity, and other organizations that are moving forward the moral value of an ARTS education for all Illinois students.
- Celebrating and investigating how ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) can positivity reinforce the ARTS. The Illinois State Board of Education has given us the charge to show how the Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance, & Media Arts) education can and will be offered to all students in the state of Illinois. We will be doing this by gathering data and learning how to assure all Illinois students have access to the ARTS.
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Also, if you are interested in being a part of the Advocacy Task Force, email Michael Skura, sign-up below, or contact your Council’s Representative.
Meet the IAEA’s Advocacy Task Force
Contact the Advocacy Team Today!
IAEA Advocacy Advisor & Northwest Council Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Past IAEA Advocacy Advisor & IHSAE Director
IAEA Co-Conference Coordinator – email@example.com
IAEA President – firstname.lastname@example.org
IAEA Past President – email@example.com
IAEA Treasurer/Business Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
IAEA Secretary – email@example.com
Policy & Research Director Art Alliance Illinois – firstname.lastname@example.org
IAEA Northeast Secretary – email@example.com
IAEA Southern Vice President – firstname.lastname@example.org
IAEA Publications Coordinator – email@example.com
IAEA Vendors Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
IAEA Member & Glenn Westlake Middle School Art Teacher
IAEA Electronic Editor – email@example.com
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