An earlier version of this press release included a statement about access to “in-school arts education taught be Highly Qualified teachers” in Globe-Miami schools. This statement has since been removed. By way of clarification and correction to the original version, we offer the following additional information:

  1. The statement reported a figure derived from five-year-old research originally published by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Department of Education in 2014.
  2. The source report focused solely on arts teacher assignments in the 2012/2013 Highly Qualified Teachers database. This database includes only teachers officially certified by the state as Highly Qualified in their content area.
  3. The data pool reflected in the figure included preschools and elementary schools in the area which, at the time of the data collection, did not have dedicated arts teachers with Highly Qualified certification.

Due to the age of the data and absence of adequate context, the statement was removed and updates/corrections were sent to local press.

Though no insult or deceit was intended, the statement should not have been included in the original press release. We apologize for any confusion, offense, or alarm it may have caused to members of the Globe-Miami community.

We would further like to thank those who brought this matter to our attention for giving us the opportunity to rectify the situation as best we can.

For Immediate Release
March 7, 2018

Contact: Steve Wilcox

Community Conversation on Arts Education in Globe-Miami Schools Slated for March 22

The second in a series of community conversations about arts education in Globe-Miami public schools will be held on March 22, 2018, at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts from 4:30-6:30 pm. Hosted by Arizona Department of Education’s Arts Advisory & Action Committee (A3C) in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the event is free and open to the public.

“We want to hear your insights, questions, and concerns and learn about the challenges and opportunities you see for arts education in Globe-Miami schools,” said Anastasia Freyermuth, the Arts Commission’s Arts Learning and Grants Coordinator.

The state agency’s hosting the event are particularly interested in hearing from students, teachers, teaching artists, community arts leaders, school administrators, parents of school-aged children, and policymakers.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance at

Community Conversation: Arts Education in Globe-Miami

March 22, 2018
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
101 N Broad St
Globe, AZ 85501


The convening is one of ten such community conversations happening around the state this spring held in nine other Arizona communities: Yuma, Flagstaff, Prescott, South Tucson, Tucson, Peoria, Mesa, Globe-Miami, Coolidge, and Phoenix. More information can be found at

About the Arizona Commission on the Arts

One of 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies across the United States, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is a 51-year-old agency of the State of Arizona and a leading force in the creative and professional development of Arizona’s arts sector. Through robust programs, research initiatives and strategic grantmaking, the Arts Commission catalyzes arts-based partnerships that strengthen Arizona communities through the arts.

For more information about the grants, services and programs of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, visit

We imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.

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To request this or any other agency publication in an alternative format, contact the Arts Commission offices at (602) 771-6502. Images available upon request.