As early as May 2020 and continuing through the summer of 2021, Arts Ed NJ convened the September Ready Taskforce for Arts Education. The taskforce included many statewide education stakeholders, including NJEA.
More than 100 arts administrators, educators, practitioners, and association leaders have joined together to develop the strategies, plans and solutions needed for arts instruction to be delivered to our students in a way that addresses, first and foremost, the health, safety and well-being considerations for our students, faculty and staff.
They developed a practical guidance document for K-12 schools administrators and arts educators to help them provide meaningful arts instruction for students of all ages and grade levels as New Jersey emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. By maintaining access to meaningful arts learning, arts educators will continue to support the artistic, academic, social and emotional development of students, schools, and communities across New Jersey.
To access the materials, visit artsednj.org/september-forward.