Jamie Kasper

As director of the Arts Education Partnership, Jamie works with over 100 partner organizations to support arts learning across the United States. Prior to joining Education Commission of the States, Jamie worked for Arts Education Collaborative in Pittsburgh and was previously the state arts curriculum advisor at the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Jamie is also an active musician who spends time on the weekends rehearsing or performing with various groups.
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What We Know — and Don’t Know — About the Status of Arts Education
Jamie Kasper
11 May 2021

As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and approach the end of a school year spent entirely within the pandemic’s shadow, we find ourselves questioning what impact changes in the education landscape will have on arts education throughout the United States. In this post, we attempt to capture a baseline status of […]

What We’ve Learned About Innovations in Arts Education During a Pandemic
Jamie Kasper
15 April 2021

AEP recently published a series of success stories featuring partners’ and affiliates’ pandemic-related innovations. We asked common questions of each interviewee about factors that led them to innovate, relationships they had to leverage or build, barriers they experienced and what they would do differently if they could go back in time. For this post, we […]

Welcome to ArtsEd Amplified!
Jamie Kasper
15 March 2021

AEP is proud to launch the new ArtsEd Amplified blog! While we’ll continue to cross-post relevant policy-related items on the ECS Ed Note blog, ArtsEd Amplified will provide a platform to showcase great work by partners and affiliates that might not be directly related to policy. Our strategic mission emphasizes building capacity for arts and […]

Arts Education Policy Trends to Look for in 2021
Jamie Kasper
18 December 2020

The 2020 AEP Virtual Gathering may feel like it happened years ago, but it’s only been three months! At this year’s gathering we reflected on the past 25 years and looked ahead to the next 25. We also considered drivers of change in arts education policy and practice as we continue to navigate uncertainty and […]

AEP Focuses on Leadership Capacity, Partnerships to Inform Arts Ed Policy
Jamie Kasper
29 April 2020

A major part of the Arts Education Partnership’s work in the past six months has been focused on its new strategic mission and engagement strategy. These documents articulate how AEP — including its 114 partner organizations — can add value to the work of Education Commission of the States and maximize its position to inform and elevate the work of partners. Current partner organizations collectively work at every level of the education sector from birth through […]