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Fw: Governor Bush Declares The Year of Arts Education in Texas


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag)
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 07:13:02 PDT

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    Hi All, I thought you might be interested in this press release I just
    received regarding Texas Art Education. Judy
    jnagel

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    From: James M. Clarke, Executive Director <jclarke1>
    To: Judy Nagel, National Sales Manager, Sax Arts & Crafts
    <jnagel
    Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 9:12 AM
    Subject: Governor Bush Declares The Year of Arts Education in Texas

    Press Release
    July 24, 2000

    Contact: James M. Clarke, Executive Director
    Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education
    1120 Texas Avenue #5B
    Houston, Texas 77002
    713-572-2870/Office 713-572-2871/Fax E-Mail:
    jclarke1

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    Governor Bush Declares
    The Year of Arts Education in Texas

    In a proclamation dated July 21, 2000, Governor George W. Bush
    officially declared The Year of Arts Education in Texas. The
    proclamation reads:

    "Education prepares children for a lifetime of learning and enriches
    their quality of life. Although reading, math and science are critical
    to a youngster's success, art(s) instruction is also a major building
    block in school curriculums. Whether involving music, drama, dance or
    design, the arts add joy to a child's life, stimulating creativity and
    enhancing learning ability.

    Arts education in schools takes many forms. Young people may play an
    instrument in the orchestra, paint a mural, sing in the choir or act in
    a play. Regardless of the activities they enjoy, children develop a
    greater understanding of history, culture and the rich traditions found
    in our communities and our society. Students also learn discipline,
    focus and self-confidence and gain knowledge of how to express
    themselves both in individual and group activities.

    The Texas Coalition for Quality arts Education represents a variety of
    arts organizations throughout the Lone Star state. Member work to
    advance quality fine arts education for all Texas students, from early
    childhood to college. The Coalition has designated the Year of Arts
    Education in Texas, beginning in August 2000, to encourage families,
    educators, civic and business leaders in their support of arts programs
    and activities in their communities.

    I urge all Texans to recognize the importance of arts education in
    helping students develop their creative abilities and skills. The arts
    challenge young people to reach their full potential and enable them to
    lead more productive and satisfying lives.

    Therefore, I, George W. Bush, governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim
    August 2000 to July 2001, The Year of Arts Education in Texas, and urge
    the appropriate recognition whereof."

    To find out more about The Year of Arts Education in Texas, contact
    James M. Clarke, Executive Director of the Texas Coalition for Quality
    Arts Education.

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