Last year in 2018, 153 students took part as artists in the Arts Festival. We have 54,000 students in SFUSD. That means the percentage of student artists who took part in last year’s Art Festival was only .02%! With numbers like these, many folks are wondering: Is the money we spend on events like the SFUSD Arts Festival really worth it if they reach so few students?
As I look closely at the VAPA budget, I can see discrepancies in where the money is going. I’ve been asking about these for a while now, from the VAPA staff. So far, I’m not getting clear answers…
How do you make sure you are celebrating Black History in a way that values a people’s cultural contributions within a social and historical context?
I was originally going to write a post about the beautiful inclusive posters I’ve seen for teachers to post in their classrooms. But I couldn’t. Here’s
Watch this informative and inspiring TEDx Talk by Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade as he explains his perspectives on the ways we can better support urban youth.
Now that I am a parent, and my girls are old enough, I want to watch this film with them. My girls are biracial (like me) and I think it will be meaningful for them to see our family represented in the mix of families presented.
Check out these online resources for teachers and parents to share non-fiction stories about teens who are “Different Like Me”. This series highlights the stories of young people who have learned to overcome/embrace experiences that make them unique.