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Join AEP and Americans for the Arts to Learn More About Policy Opportunities for the Arts in Education!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Arts Education Policy Briefing, taking place Sunday, March 29 in Washington, D.C. For the second year, AEP and Americans for the Arts will host this annual event — focused on federal, state and local arts education policy — as part of the National Arts Action Summit. 

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The Arts and CTE: Building Tomorrow’s Creative Workforce Today

This post comes from the Arts Education Partnership (a national coalition of over 100 education, arts, business, cultural, government and philanthropic organizations) at Education Commission of the States. Visit any state education committee meeting or congressional town hall these days and you may hear a discussion about how policymakers are approaching the issue of educating …

Supporting Governors’ Top Education Priorities Through the Arts

Workforce development, teaching quality and early learning are some of the key issues that governors identified in their 2019 State of the State addresses, and the arts in education can play a beneficial role in advancing work in these areas. To better understand and communicate the positive effects of engaging in arts learning, make sure …

Your Guide to Navigating Opportunities for the Arts Under ESSA

Is your state focused on building student literacy across districts? The Every Student Succeeds Act provides funds to integrate the arts into literacy instruction. Is your district’s 21st Century Community Learning Center seeking to enrich educational opportunities for students with after-school programs? ESSA provides funds forprograms that include music and arts activities. Is your

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Music Matters

This updated resource explores the demonstrated effects of music education and how it helps students develop the foundational capacities for lifelong success.

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What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education 

This updated guide offers three concrete actions school leaders can take to increase the arts in education in their schools. Each action is supported by low- or no-cost strategies — outlined in this guide — that school leaders have used and found effective.

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