Arts Education News

U.S. Rep Aaron Schock co-chairs new STEAM Caucus in Congress

Congressman Aaron Schock

U.S. Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL18) has agreed to co-chair the nascent STEAM Caucus in Congress alongside Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici from Oregon. The charge of the STEAM Caucus is to change the vocabulary of education to recognize the benefits of both the arts and sciences -- and their intersections -- to our country’s next generation.

Arts at the Core Tour makes fourth and final stop in Evanston

Arts at the Core in Evanston

Arts Alliance Illinois ended the Arts at the Core Tour tonight in Evanston with a show of force for arts education. More than 100 advocates came together to publicly launch the Evanston Arts Education Coalition and commit to creating an arts education plan for District 65.

Arts at the Core Tour comes to Rockford

Arts at the Core in Rockford

There was standing room only at the Collect: Art Gallery in Rockford for the third stop of the Arts at the Core Tour.

Arts at the Core Tour makes second stop in Peoria

Arts at the Core in Peoria

Arts Alliance Illinois was in Peoria today for the second stop of the Arts at the Core Tour. More than 50 arts providers, educators, and concerned citizens came together to reflect on the status of arts education in District 150 and to think about the future of arts learning in Peoria area schools.

Arts at the Core Tour kicks off in Carbondale

Arts at the Core in Carbondale

Arts Alliance Illinois launched the Arts at the Core Tour today in Carbondale. More than 50 teachers from Jackson and Perry County schools in Southern Illinois joined us to talk about Common Core State Standards.