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International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools

This year, Prince H. Lawsha, percussionist and singer, performed for several of our county’s schools.
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Dance Around the World

“Through arts in education, students develop the creative thinking and problem solving skills that are crucial to successful life and work in the 21st century.”
educators working on large art canvases on the ground together

Learning by Doing: The 2015 Summer Arts Institute

“I have had so much fun. It was one of the most rejuvenating, professional learning experiences I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to share what ...
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Cabrillo College VAPA Department Hosts K-12 Arts Specialists

VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Department at Cabrillo College, in collaboration with the SCCOE, once again welcomed over 30 arts teachers.
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Visits to the Symphony Inspire Love of Music

It has been many, many years since Susan Worland, a violinist with the Santa Cruz County Symphony
group of students sittling on the floor n a large circle

Third Annual Summer Arts Institute

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education, in collaboration with the Arts Council Santa Cruz County, was delighted to once again sponsor a week-long Summer ...
young boy sitting at table coloring

Arts Advocacy Video : “Why The Arts?”

Believing in the importance of arts education, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education has created a video featuring student voices expressing their thoughts on ...
students sitting on ground

Common Core Standards and the Arts

David Coleman, primary author of the Common Core Standards, is very clear about how the arts help students access the Common Core requirements in English ...