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  • Arts Standards Rulemaking Process FAQ – May 2020

    May 13, 2020
    The Minnesota Department of Education began the formal rulemaking process for the K-12 Academic Standards in the Arts. The Request for Comments was published in the State Register on May 29, 2018. The department completed the Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR)…

  • student studying in library

    Webcomics and more!

    If you are missing graphic novels from your local library, here are a few options for you as well as a couple of other sites that might be useful. In addition, there are LOADS of comics online that aren’t available on these apps/websites. You…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders named Candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    UPDATE: February 28, 2020

    Wonderful to see that TWO of the 36 semifinalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year are members of the Perpich Center’s Regional Arts Teacher-Leader network! Congratulations to John Myszkowski and Nora Tycast! Read more:


    When Education Minnesota named their 134 candidates…

  • Stephanie Lein Walseth


    Congratulations to Stephanie Lein Walseth, PhD, Theater Education Specialist, for being awarded an Artist Initiative Grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Lein Walseth will create The Empathy Project, a new play based on interviews of Minnesotans, exploring empathy across lines of geographic, political,…