Thousands Sign Petition to Include Arts Education in Rhode Island Graduation Requirements

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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The Rhode Island Music Education Association is helping to lead the effort to include the arts as an RI graduation requirement. PHOTO: File

The Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA) has announced that more than 2,500 music and arts education supporters have signed a petition asking the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Council) that prioritize arts education. in their review of the new state graduation requirements.
RIMEA is leading the effort to “revise the proposed graduation requirements to include the arts and music in a meaningful way.”

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