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Amy Shimshon-Santo

Amy Shimshon-Santo

Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo is a writer, educator, and urbanist who believes the arts and culture are powerful tools for personal and social transformation. Her interdisciplinary work connects the arts, education, and urban planning. Her work has been published by UC Press, SAGE, SUNY Press, among others. She teaches at Claremont Graduate University where she directs the Arts Management Program. 

Amy Shimshon-Santo
Children and their parents from Compton’s McKinley K-8 School of Integrated Arts smile at the camera while doing arts and crafts activities.

A Look at Arts Education for the Next Generation of Culture Makers

Reimagining and reinvesting in public education is critical for any society to move forward. Three schools in Los Angeles County show how arts education can be transformative to a young mind.
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