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  • How Are Teachers Handling Arts Education From A Distance?

    K-12 arts educators and administrators talk about the challenges and opportunities posed by distance learning.
    By Brittany Shrimpton
    April 13, 2020

    How are teachers handling arts education from a distance?

    Jeremy Holien

    Jeremy Holien has been fielding a lot of calls from visual and media arts teachers during this time of triage distance…

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  • Electronic Libraries During COVID-19

    March 30, 2020

    With libraries closing their doors due to COVID-19, their physical collections are suddenly unavailable. Luckily, libraries still have items available electronically. Each library system is different in what it offers, so be sure to go to your local library’s website and see…

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  • Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments to Perpich Board

    March 28, 2020
    Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Perpich Center for Arts Education Board of Directors. Board members Linda Brobeck, Dan Loritz, and Julia Workman have all been reappointed to the Board. Mathew Ollig previously…

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  • A note from Carol Grzybowski, Perpich Arts High School Counselor – March 24, 2020

    March 24, 2020

    Students and Families,
    Hi everyone! I am well aware that it’s Spring Break and you may or may not be on your email, BUT I’d love to offer some help to anyone who needs it.
    Please reach out to me – carol.grzybowski@pcae.k12.mn.us. I am…

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  • A note from Dr. Charles Rick, Perpich Executive Director – March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is open for business and continues providing arts education services to Minnesotans across the state.

    We are committed to providing a safe environment for both the people we serve and our employees. Following guidance from Governor Walz and…

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  • 2020 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    March 20, 2020

    Congratulations to the Literary Arts, Visual Arts, and Media Arts students, recognized below, on their successes in the 2020 National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition! And congratulations to their educators, as well!

    Our students are part of almost 3,000 teens across the country…

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  • A note from Conn McCartan, Perpich Arts High School Principal – March 17, 2020

    March 17, 2020

    Students & Families of the Perpich School Community,

    Let me begin by acknowledging that we are in a strange time that offers challenges none of us have faced before. I will not pretend to have everything figured out. I will, however, commit to…

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  • Update Related to Statewide COVID-19 School Closure

    March 15, 2020

    Families of Perpich Students,

    This morning, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared that all Minnesota schools will be closed to students from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. Perpich Arts High School will remain open on Monday, March 16 but will…

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  • Eleanor Koster in frameroom

    Eleanor Koster (Visual Arts 2019) Curates “Lost & Found” Exhibition

    Eleanor Koster

    March 9, 2020

    Eleanor Koster (Visual Arts 2019) is a contractor at Perpich this year, working closely with the Studio Arts department. One day, while sifting through the frame room, Koster discovered boxes of artwork. “This can’t just sit here…

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