TAEA District of Distinction

Tyler Independent School District has been honored for its commitment to the arts.

The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) recently announced that Tyler ISD is among 20 districts from across the state to earn a TAEA District of Distinction Award. The award recognizes districts for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum to inspire creativity and reach all learners, according to a news release from the district.

For the 2019 award, more than 1,000 districts were eligible to apply. Only 20 districts received the honor, indicating they are in the top 2 percent of districts in the state.

Director of Visual and Performing Arts Sandy Newton said the district was honored to receive the award.

“Our teachers and students are incredibly talented in visual arts, and to be honored with this caliber of award is a true testament to the caliber of program we have in Tyler ISD,” Newton said.

Earlier this year, Tyler ISD received 2019 Best Communities for Music Education recognition from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

Cory is a multimedia journalist and member of the Education Writers Association, Criminal Justice Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has appeared on Crime Watch Daily and Grave Mysteries on Investigation Discovery.

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