SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "This week's bipartisan compromise to reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act represents an important achievement for arts education in this country. Ovation applauds Representative Bonamici's tireless efforts in advocating for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education. The unanimous approval of Congresswoman Bonamici's amendment to integrate arts into traditional STEM curricula in this week's compromise is a step in the right direction.
"Ovation was proud to contribute to the growing STEAM movement through our work with the Congressional STEAM Caucus, and our partners at Americans for the Arts and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in the pioneering grants awards, which identified and recognized STEAM programs that could serve as national models. As America's only arts network, Ovation is passionately dedicated to providing access to the arts to all Americans, as well as advocating for arts education.
"The arts are an integral part of a well-rounded education and we encourage members of the House and Senate to protect this amendment as the legislation moves through both chambers."