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  • Culturally Responsive Teaching Resources for Educators

    August 19, 2021

    It’s the beginning of the school year! Here are some book recommendations for educators by the Perpich librarian in collaboration with the Perpich arts education specialists. This curated list is intended to offer compiled research and a variety of perspectives to support…

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  • CAPP Co-Chairs Kick Off Two-Year Program

    August 18, 2021

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) launched the 2021-2023 CAPP cohort with a Kick-off Conference on Monday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 17th. Twenty-seven arts specialists, classroom teachers, and administrators attended the two-day virtual event to commence this strategic planning program for…

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  • Arts Standards Required Implementation Year Delay

    August 1, 2021
    The following language was included in the 2021 K-12 Education Omnibus bill:

    “REVISED ACADEMIC STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION SUSPENSION. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, the commissioner of education must suspend until June 1, 2023 any implementation of revised academic standards not already implemented as of…

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  • Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth and Theater Educators Present “A Breath for George” at National Conference

    George Floyd Mural Memorial Photo Credit: Regina Marie Williams

    July 26, 2021

    On Friday, July 23, 2021, Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth, Education Specialist in Theater, and a group of theater educators presented a panel session at the American Alliance for Theatre and…

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  • Bobbie Burnham Joins Perpich Board of Directors

    Bobbie Burnham

    July 23, 2021

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Bobbie Burnham as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. Burnham is Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Teaching and Learning of the Minnesota Department of Education.

    As…

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  • kennedi (Music 2016) Wins a GRAMMY and Releases New Album

    July 20, 2021

    kennedi Photo Credit: Lauren Dunn

    Kennedi Lykken (Music 2016) has been making a name for herself in the music industry since she graduated from Perpich Arts High School. kennedi is an artist, topliner, and producer signed to Warner Chappell….

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  • New Art Books in the Perpich Collection

    July 19, 2021

    The Perpich Library has been adding lots of new titles to the collection this summer! Here are just a few of the newest art books which are now available for checkout. All items on this list, curated by our Perpich librarian, Anne…

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  • Kevin Clark Retires After 31 Years at Perpich

    Kevin Clark

    July 16, 2021

    Kevin Clark, English Instructor, is retiring from Perpich after 31 years. His last day at Perpich will be Monday, August 9th. Kevin started at Perpich in 1990 as a German instructor. In 1994, he became a full-time…

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  • John Thro (Music 2021) Releases “A Week with Annabelle”

    July 7, 2021

    John Thro (Music 2021) Photo Credit: Kevin Stanke for KUMD

    Congratulations to John Thro (Music 2021) on releasing his newest album, A Week with Annabelle. John graduated with honors from Perpich Arts High School on May 28, 2021. He will…

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