5. As students, principals, teachers, and school partners work to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on academic achievement, what role do you see the arts playing? What strategies do you envision for broadening the school-day curriculum so instructional time in the arts is not crowded out of the school day?
The arts will have a major impact on helping students to become ready to learn, and then maintaining that.
My administration will work to implement robust after-school and summer programs, which would provide a home for the arts every day. Our schools could also follow the precedent of some innovative high schools who set aside one instructional day a week for arts, extra-curriculars, clubs, guidance and college prep.