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States of Change Policy Symposium 

Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act has been signed into law, what has changed for the arts in education? As states react to these changes, we must invest in new arts education learning standards and resourcing of arts education to encourage creativity in our nation’s classrooms. Join Americans for the Arts, the Arts Education Partnership, Education Commission of the States, and the Kennedy Center on Saturday, March 5, 2016, for a one-day policy symposium discussing the States of Change. We’ll bring together 100+ national and state-level leaders from the education, arts, business, philanthropic, and public sectors for a day-long conversation about the intersection between the arts and education policy.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the States of Change Policy Symposium. Presentations, session profiles and resources can be downloaded below.

Spotlight on the Every Student Succeeds Act

Additional Resources:

To assist state education leaders and policymakers, Education Commission of the States compiled a summary of available resources related to ESSA.

As part of their State Policy Pilot Program, Americans for the Arts produced a webinar about the ins and outs of the bill.

Education Commission of the States

Lunchtime Reflection – Translating Insights into Action

Deep Dive 1: Bringing Together State Agencies for the Common Good

Deep Dive 2: The Arts Inside Models for Success – A look at STEAM

Deep Dive 3: Using Data to Drive Policy

Deep Dive 4: Achieving the Goals of Title I through the Arts

Remarks: Mario Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Remarks – Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts