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Arizona Department of Education Success Story Available Now

Visit the AEP Success Story page to learn how the Arizona Department of Education Arts Education Division developed the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency! This seal supports high-quality, student-driven and sequential arts instruction for high school students in Arizona.

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A database that provides the most current information on state policy areas related to K-12 arts education.

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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

Strategic Mission

AEP’s updated strategic mission focuses our work on building leadership capacity for arts and education leaders. Through research, reports, convenings and counsel, leaders gain knowledge and insights to ensure that all learners receive an excellent arts education.

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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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