September 2019 – Alysia's Corner

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Alysia’s Corner

September 2019

Back to school time is in full effect! All across Maryland, arts educators and supervisors are gearing up for a new school year filled with creativity and learning. It is my favorite time of year–the smell of new paints, crisp orchestra scores, and the dusting of the dance bars–all of the learning potential of the 2019-2020 school year lies ahead. How thrilling!

Maryland celebrates the arts in our schools and communities! Arts education programs allow students to strengthen their creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills while in full pursuit of discovering their own humanity. This year, the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education will continue to uplift the creative practices of students, educators and communities. We will continue to celebrate innovation, discovery and imagination. I hope to see you this year in my #AlysiaVisits travels around the state! Break legs!