EdTA’s office will be closed from Saturday, December 23 through Monday, January 1. Happy Holidays to all!
From the local to the federal level, EdTA engages in ongoing work to affirm the professionalism of theatre educators and the value of arts education. We show up on behalf of students and teachers in national arts education working groups, legislative offices, policy events, advocacy campaigns, and more. And we provide a wealth of resources for members to advocate for our mission – and their own theatre programs.
EdTA will host Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, July 18-19, 2023. Join us in advocating for the value of theatre education! Following a day of training workshops, EdTA’s delegation will head to Capitol Hill to meet with federal legislators.
The Advocacy Leadership Network is a grassroots group that promotes and advocates for K-12 theatre education to school board members, administrators, legislators, and other critical decision makers.
Anyone can participate, so lend your voice to our cause!
As the leading advocate for school theatre, EdTA supports its members – and the field – by galvanizing support around key issues affecting theatre education. Get familiar with those core topics and our stance on them.
“To help students realize their full learning potential through theatre and speech & debate, it is essential that educators, schools, and school boards create an environment and context in which complicated and challenging issues can be explored, discussed, and enacted, giving voice to the complexity of our world and the stories and subjects our students already encounter every day, as they build skills and talents that will serve them throughout their lives.”
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