Amador Alliance for Arts Education


Citizens advocating for rigorous, sequential, standard-based arts education in all public classrooms & all grades.

Change the lives of all Amador kids!
Stop by the Amador County Arts Council to join this network of citizen advocates


Public Review of the Draft Arts Education Framework for California Public Schools

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) are conducting the second of two 60-day public review and comment periods for the draft Arts Education Framework for California Public Schools, Transitional Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Framework). The draft Arts Framework, as approved by the Instructional Quality Commission on January 16, 2020, is on the CDE California Arts Framework web page at The draft Arts Framework will be available online through March 30, 2020. At the end of the field review period, all comments received will be collected and presented to the SBE.

We invite you and your colleagues to review the draft Arts Framework and submit comments to Any comments related to the content of the document and recommended changes, additions, or edits should reference specific chapters, sections, and page numbers. Please distribute this information throughout your agency and to other individuals and organizations that are involved in arts education.

Curriculum frameworks provide guidance to teachers, administrators, and parents on how a standards-based curriculum is implemented in the classroom. The current draft Arts Framework includes guidance on implementation of new standards for media arts, a new chapter on arts integration, and updated guidance on assessment, access and equity, and supporting high-quality arts education instruction.

The participation of your local educational agency is important to the review process. If you have any questions regarding the field review, please contact Letty Kraus, Education Programs Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Unit, by phone at
916-327-1023 or by email at



Stephanie Gregson, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent
Instruction and Measurement Branch

Check back here in early 2020 for the LCAP SURVEY
and YOU can make an impact in public school arts education for Amador County.

Young artist and arts advocate, Aidan shares some of his visual art with AmadorArts.

In 2018, the Amador Alliance for Arts Education helped the Amador County Unified School District to adopt the “Declaration for Equity in Arts Learning” ( This document confirms the districts commitment to equitable arts education for all students at all grade levels. These efforts were directed by student alliance members Deja Douglas, Emily-Ann Hopkins, and Lulu McBroom Briggs. The Amador Alliance works to secure sustainable funding for arts education especially state funds in the LCAP system (Local Control Accountability Plan), which must be allocated based on community needs and input. Citizen input is essential to establishing secure funding for arts education.

Helping all students get access to all kinds of arts and arts education!

California Alliance for Arts Education works together to support and facilitate the development of policy that directs funding towards equitable Arts Education for ALL California students.

The Amador Alliance for Arts Education is part of the California Alliance for Arts Education.  The California Alliance and our local network works to develop broad support for arts education as an essential part of a comprehensive education for every child.  The group seeks to increase diverse support for arts education among local and statewide decision-makers including school board members, school administrators, parents, teachers, and elected officials.  The Amador Alliance for Arts Education is also here to support our teachers in bringing the arts into their classroom. If you are interested in bringing the arts into your classroom, please contact us and we will do whatever we can to support you. Connect with us on Facebook or get more information about the California Alliance for Arts Education at logo