AEP Blogs

Promising Practices in Arts Education (July 2016)
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP)continues to showcase the promising practices of partner organizations and other practitioners across the country. This is a priority not only because partner organizations are doing incredible work but also because there is great strength in learning from the experiences and programs of others. (read more)

The Arts Education Partnership, ESSA and a Well-Rounded Education (April, 2016)
AEP serves as the junction point among the arts and education communities as well as the local, state and federal policy communities. As a new center within Education Commission of the States, AEP will expand upon this role and provide our partners and other stakeholders with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to move the needle on our collective goals for the arts in education. (read more)

Arts Education Policy: A look at the year ahead (March 2016)
Beginning in January 2016, Education Commission of the States assumed the role as the cooperator for AEP and is now working directly with the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education as well as all AEP partner organizations and the AEP Advisory Committee. The education policy world has changed dramatically with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the next year of implementation will include dramatic changes as the federal and state roles are challenged on many levels.  (read more)

The Arts Education Partnership: Helping to Realize the Potential of the Arts for Every Child (October 2011)
This brief appeared on the Department of Education’s website as a featured blog. AEP explains how the partnership is helping to harness the potential of every child to be creative individuals. (read more)

The Arts Education Partnership: Helping to Realize the Potential of the Arts for Every Child (October 2011)
This brief appeared on the Department of Education’s website as a featured blog. AEP Sr. Associate for Communications and Partnerships, Laura Johnson explains how AEP is helping to harness the potential of every child to be creative individuals. (read more)

Arts Education Blog Forum on Research (August 2011)
AEP answers the question: How does the report from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Reinvesting in Arts Education, help to inform the public debate on arts education? (read more)

Creativity, Innovation and Arts Learning: Preparing All Students for Success in a Global Economy (February 2010)
Creativity and innovation are on everyone’s minds these days. Read the latest from AEP on some key questions and concrete solutions for how creativity can be resourced and channeled for student and economic success. (read more)

The Arts Education Effect: Why Schools with Arts Programs do Better at Narrowing Achievement Gaps (September, 2009)
Originally published online at Education Week, The Arts Education Effect examines America’s dropout crisis and the arts’ role in closing the achievement gap. (read more)