Archives for January 2012

ESSA and the Arts

One of AEP’s priorities is to ensure that the arts and education communities have the resources necessary to engage in the many opportunities the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens up for expanding the arts in U.S. classrooms. Click here for more information.

Save the Date! The 2018 State Policy Symposium is March 10.

Stay tuned for registration information and details about this day-long event that convenes arts education stakeholders from across the country to explore key education policy issues that impact arts in education.

The Arts Build Leadership Capacity and Knowledge

Action Agenda Priority Area IV:

To carry out the work outlined in the Action Agenda, state, local, and national arts and education leaders need easy access to a wide range of timely, useful, and accurate information that can support their efforts. AEP partner organizations are working to ensure that all arts and education policy leaders as well as other key stakeholders and decision makers have the knowledge and resources needed to engage the arts as an essential component of a complete and competitive education for all students.

Released in March 2015, The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success: A 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education (Text Only) sets forth an ambitious plan for achieving the Action Agenda’s five-year aspirational goal: By the year 2020 every young person in America, at every grade level, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, will have equitable access to high quality arts learning opportunities, both during the school day and in out-of-school time.

The Arts Transform the Teaching and Learning Environment

Action Agenda Priority Area III:

States are employing a wide array of innovative approaches to personalize students’ learning experiences and transform the learning environment. AEP partner organizations are working to explore and expand arts-centered and arts-based solutions and strategies for using time, resources, and technology in new and innovative ways to ensure the learning environment supports student success for all children and young people.

Released in March 2015, The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success: A 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education (Text Only) sets forth an ambitious plan for achieving the Action Agenda’s five-year aspirational goal: By the year 2020 every young person in America, at every grade level, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, will have equitable access to high quality arts learning opportunities, both during the school day and in out-of-school time.

The Arts Support Effective Educators and School Leaders

Action Agenda Priority Area II:

As part of the transition to higher learning standards for students, states are also rethinking their systems of preparation, support, and evaluation for educators and school leaders. AEP partner organizations are working to ensure that all levels of the educator workforce are ready and able to engage the arts as a core academic subject, as a key instructional resource across all disciplines, and as a strategy for school turnaround. For this Agenda the definition of “educator workforce” includes certified arts specialists, teachers of subjects other than the arts, school leaders, and community-based arts educators.

Released in March 2015, The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success: A 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education (Text Only) sets forth an ambitious plan for achieving the Action Agenda’s five-year aspirational goal: By the year 2020 every young person in America, at every grade level, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, will have equitable access to high quality arts learning opportunities, both during the school day and in out-of-school time.