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Time to expand Boston Arts Academy

THE NEW Walsh administration and the School Committee desperately need to hire a school superintendent who is a strong advocate for the arts as essential to the educational success of young people. One very visible way for the city to show its commitment to the arts would be to fully endorse an expanded new facility for the Boston Arts Academy, the city’s high-performing public school for the arts that has excelled in spite of its dilapidated facilities.

For over a decade, advocates for arts education, including parents, teachers, administrators, and the presidents of the six major arts colleges in Boston, have worked hard to fulfill a vision of a school for the arts that rivals those in major cities across the nation and is worthy of Boston as a cultural and educational center. Now is the time to make it happen.

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Kay Sloan
President emerita
Massachusetts College of Art
and Design
Boston