File #: 180757    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/13/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2018
Title: Recognizing the week of September 9-15, 2018, as Arts in Education Week in Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember O'Neill, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones
Attachments: 1. Signature18075700.pdf
Recognizing the week of September 9-15, 2018, as Arts in Education Week in Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, Arts education, comprising of a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students; and

WHEREAS, Arts education enables students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, imagination and creativity, discipline and collaboration, alternative ways to communicate and express feelings and ideas, and cross-cultural understanding, which supports academic success across the curriculum; and

WHEREAS, Arts education contributes to increased attendance and graduation rates, and elevates academic achievement; and

WHEREAS, Arts education encourages personal growth outside of the classroom, including increasing a student's likelihood to participate in civic life, volunteerism, altruism, and community engagement; and

WHEREAS, Today's economy requires students to masterfully develop creative traits that business leaders demand in a 21st century workforce such as communicating through words, images, sounds, and movement; and

WHEREAS, The arts are an integral part of life in the United States, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and are an integral part of a complete education which contributes to the vibrancy and vitality of communities and the Nation; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy observes National Arts in Education Week with the annual A+ Art student artist exhibition, featuring work from more than 200 students from public schools across the City; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the City Council does, hereby recognize the week of September 11-17, 2016, as Arts in Education Week in the Philadelphia.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution will be presented to the Office of Arts Culture and t...

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