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Maine Arts Education Census

January 5, 2016

Survey for principals underway

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Maine’s Award winning singer-songwriter, Noel Paul Stookey, is serving as the Champion for the Statewide Arts Education census. Mr. Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, is acting as honorary Chair, advocating for the census and arts education throughout the process.

During the 2015-16 school year the Maine Arts Commission is leading a statewide inventory of ALL arts education resources in the state’s 759 PK-12 schools currently recognized by the Maine Department of Education. The Maine Arts Commission is collaborating with the Maine Department of Education and a steering committee comprised of representation from the Maine Principal’s Association, Maine Superintendents, Maine Alliance for Arts Education, Maine Art Education Association, the Maine Music Educators Association, the cultural and arts organizations, and PK-12 educators.

All the details and information the statewide arts education census is located at https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Arts-Education-Census.

This is very exciting and critical that all 759 schools participate. We need every principal to complete the survey which will take no more than 15 minutes IF they have all the information that they need. So, we need your help in making this happen. What is your critical role?

  • Please ask your principal if they are aware of and have completed the survey census. If they’ve completed the survey please let them know how much we appreciate it.
  • If they are not aware or have not completed the survey please do the following: Download THIS PDF which are the survey questions. Read the questions and give your principal a copy of the questions. (They may need your help gathering some of the information in order to answer the questions.)
  • Provide the link to the survey monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MAINE_ARTS_ED.
  • To view the video created for principals about the survey please CLICK HERE. The video was created by the members of the Student Leaders in the Arts Movement (SLAM) from MSAD 33 under the direction of Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Teacher Leader Theresa Cerceo.
  • Once you know that your principal has the information that they need please check in with them to learn if they’ve completed the online survey.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE SURVEY PER SCHOOL should be completed!

If you or your principal has questions please contact me at argy.nestor@maine.gov.

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