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Advocacy Letters & Testimony

Browse AEMS's advocacy letters and testimony, submitted on behalf of AEMS and Maryland's arts education community to work towards equitable arts education access for all of Maryland's public school students.

National Arts in Our Schools Month March 2023

During National Arts in Our Schools Month (March) 2023, AEMS sent letters to the Superintendent, the State Board of Education, and the Governor, informing them of the current state of arts education at the statewide level and requesting answers on long-outstanding issues.

In June 2023, AEMS sent a letter to the Superintendent, following up on the issues for which we had called for action back in March 2023. The letter recaps these issues and acknowledges the substantial progress that was made after the first letter was sent.

Blueprint Accountability & Implementation

Throughout the process of drafting implementation plans for the Blueprint for Maryland's Future, AEMS has advocated for explicitly including the arts in this transformational legislation. At both the statewide and local levels, AEMS has pushed to ensure that the arts are not left out. Education without the arts is not a world-class education!


190 W. Ostend St.

Baltimore, MD







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