The education landscape has changed dramatically over the past two years due to national and global events, and these shifts brought new and increased awareness about supporting young people not only in their learning but also for their social and emotional well-being. For decades, arts education leaders have aimed to expand our narrative about the value of arts education beyond academic impacts, but it’s more vital now than ever to double down on the shift to show how the arts holistically contribute to a young person’s academic, community and social experiences. This session identifies strategies to communicate the comprehensive value of arts education — including research, data and storytelling — and elevate the role of arts education in policymaking.
Brian Kisida, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
Paul Sznewajs, Executive Director, Ingenuity
Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, Vice President of Programs and Equity, EdVestors
Sunil Iyengar, Research and Analysis Director, National Endowment for the Arts
Thalia Goldstein, Assistant Professor, George Mason University
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