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North State Arts Education Consortium

North State Arts Education Consortium
Starting January 1, 2019 the Butte County Office of Education launched the North State Arts Education Consortium (NSAEC) with the aim of enhancing arts education for students in schools throughout northern California. Funded by a $2.8 million grant from the CDE for Student Support and Academic Enrichment, the NSAEC will focus on funding for arts infrastructure and teacher professional development on behalf of schools in over 60 districts and seven county offices of education (Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity). As part of this program we will hold an arts education summit in Redding in July.


Funding for the North State Arts Education Consortium (NSAEC) was provided from the CA Dept. of Education's Student Support funds. The $2.8 million grant:
  • Supported 56 Districts and 8 county Offices of Education throughout Northern California to promote and increase student's access to Arts Education.
  • Provided $1,756,539 to LEAS and schools to purchase arts infrastructure (musical instruments, art equipment, etc.)
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  • Allowed 171 teachers to participate in professional development that included 3 online learning modules, a 3 day summer institute, opportunities to develop lesson plans which will be shared in online education networks.
  • 23 Peer Coaches provided support to participating teachers.
  • Supported the NSAEC Summer Institute, July 15-17 in Redding with 250 attendees
BCOE Superintendent Mary Sakuma opened the event which included breakouts on standards with a focus on integrating VAPA throughout the curriculum.
30 COE and District Administrators participated in a Think Tank designed to generate options for overcoming challenges to providing all students with Arts Education often faced by rural districts/schools.
An evening networking reception was held at Turtle Bay Museum co-hosted by Shasta COE.  
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Although the grant ended September, 2019, BCOE maintains the NSAEC network with participation from designated County Arts Leads from all 9 counties in Region 2: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity.