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Celebrating Arts in Education

September 14, 2015
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Celebrating Arts in Education

There is lots of discussion about whether the value of arts education is arts for arts sake or for the kind of tangential benefits it can provide—increasing test scores, improving math or literacy or social skills or empathy or things like school attendance or civic engagement. When I think of all these students, how can you ever say?

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Remarks to Chatham County Board of Commissioners

March 3, 2015
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Remarks to Chatham County Board of Commissioners

My name is Gina Harrison and I currently serve as President of the Board for the Chatham Arts Council. As you consider priorities for the upcoming budget year, I want to thank you for your efforts to fully restore County support for the arts, to share a bit about the work of the Chatham Arts

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Invest in the Arts on #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2014
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Invest in the Arts on #GivingTuesday

I recommend these organizations for #GivingTuesday. Their efforts improve our communities, assist our teachers and schools, and provide our students new opportunities. They need your investment—your time, your talents, your money.

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Remarks to Chatham County Board of Education

September 17, 2013
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Remarks to Chatham County Board of Education

Dr. Jordan, Mr. Hamm and Members of the Board: In the summer of 2007 I made my first presentation to the School Board to advocate for funds for the Northwood Arts Wing. I proposed that “talented students and dedicated faculty could only continue their tradition of excellence for a limited amount of time without a

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Remembering What Might Have Been

January 26, 2013
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Remembering What Might Have Been

I should be sitting in the War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro, proudly supporting our four Northwood singers amid the 800+ high school singers from across North Carolina at this year's NC High School All-State Choral Festival. …Meeting, singing, and sharing with peers (did I tell you it's more than 800 high school singers?) "from Murphy to Manteo." Learning new music, historical background, technique, getting to work with talented college instructors, and measuring their skill and preparation with the group at large. Maybe thinking about getting to sing in college. And performing with perhaps one of the largest groups and...

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Arts Abounding

January 22, 2013
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Arts Abounding

Busy week here in central NC for the arts and arts ed … ArtsNC Board meets this Thursday in Greensboro. Planning for Regional Arts Summits prior to Arts Day 2013: April 9-10. Coming to Hickory, Goldsboro, Concord, and the Triangle in February and March.

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Changing of the Guard

May 31, 2012
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Changing of the Guard

When I think about “parent involvement,” during my kids’ years in Chatham County Schools, three things come to mind as most influential. 4th Grade trip to Outer Banks—Three days traveling with 100 students, their parents and teachers! With Mattie Smith’s superb organizational skills, it was a delight to watch a teacher’s fine mix of discipline

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Supporting Arts & Arts Education in Chatham County: Remarks to Chatham County Commissioners

April 16, 2012
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Supporting Arts & Arts Education in Chatham County: Remarks to Chatham County Commissioners

Investment and Achievement Benefits of Arts in NC In addition to improving the quality of life and promoting communities to new residents and business, the creative community offers tangible, economic benefits. As of 2009 in NC, this industry created and sustained almost 300,000 jobs, generated $10 billion in employee compensation, and produced more than $40

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NC Arts Ed Task Force Report Submitted

December 3, 2010
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NC Arts Ed Task Force Report Submitted

From today’s NC Department of Public Instruction Arts Education Update: S66 COMPREHENSIVE ARTS EDUCATION PLAN MOVES FORWARD The State Board of Education appointed a task force of members from the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Cultural Resources to create a Comprehensive Arts Education Development plan for the public schools in North Carolina.

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