AEP in the News


How States Handle Arts Education in Charter and Magnet Schools Varies Widely.” Ujifusa, A. Education Week. (May 2019)

Parsippany Schools Earn National ‘Best Music Education’ Award.” Kausch, K. Patch. (April 2019)

Five Suburban School Districts Lauded for Music Education.” . M. Daily Herald. (March 2019)

Fine Arts Courses Help Students Excel in Math and Science.” Baron, J. Forbes. (March 2019)

Few States Recognize the Arts as Part of Their ESSA Accountability Plans.”  Jacobson. L. Education Dive. (February 2019)

Could Federal Funding Help Pay for Arts Education in Your School?Wallace Blog. (January 2019)

Arts in Education Practices Enriching Education Policy.” Graciela Díaz, C. Grantmakers in the Arts Blog. (January 2019)


What is the Value of Fine Arts in Missouri Schools?” Nelson, A. Ozarks First. (December 2018)

Alameda County and CREATE CA Launch Statewide Campaign for Arts-Integrated Education.The Independent. (December 2018)

Pre-to-3: Researchers find more reasons why the arts are good for young children.” Jacobson, L. Education Dive. (November 2018)

Kennedy Center names Hamilton County for arts education partnership.” Mangrum, M. Times Free Press. (October 2018)

Art instruction added to 10 elementary schools this year.” Klein, M. Town Talk. (September 2018)

NAESP 2018 Day 1: Creating ‘arts-rich’ schools and setting ‘wildly important goals.’” Jacobson, L. Education Dive. (July 2018)

Arts teachers lack training in working with students who have special needs.” Jacobson, L. Education Dive. (June 2018)

How Do We Talk About the Value of the Arts?” Simpson, M. Chorus America. (May 2018)

Why Music Matters.” Zolezzi, C. National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). (May 2018)

STEAM Approach Increases Elementary Students’ Scores in Science.” Jacobson, L. Education Week. (May 2018)

A Conversation With Director of the Arts Education Partnership Dr. Jane Best and Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals Dr. Earl Franks.” Talking Up Music Education, with Host Mary Luehrsen. The NAMM Foundation. (February 2018)

Report Details NYC’s Efforts to Expand Arts Instruction.” Jacobson, L. Education Week. (January 2018)


The Arts Need to Be a Central Part of Schooling.” Hardiman, M. Education Week. (October 2017)

Inside ESSA: What It Means for Arts Studies.” Cavanagh, S. EdWeek Market Brief.  (June 2017)

Teaching Artists Provide Access to Arts in New York City.” Fleming, H. Pulitzer Center. (March 2017)

Jamestown High School Music Brings Benefits to Students.” The Post-Journal. (March 2017)

Together for Arts Education: Updates on the National Network.” The NAMM Foundation. Talking Up Music Education Podcast. (January 2017)


State of the States: Arts as Education.” DeNisco, A. District Administration. (May 2016)

How Do the Arts Stand in K-12 Across States?” McIntyre, E. Education Dive. (April 2016)

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education.” Eger, J. The Huffington Post. (April 2016)

Arts Education Partnership and Pencil Get New Leaders.” Strickland, A. The Chronicle of Philanthropy. (April 2016)

In Hollywood’s Backyard, a Push to Rectify Arts Inequities.” Armario, C. KPCC (March 2016)

Why Do We Value Sports Over the Arts?” Schroeder-Arce, R. San Antonio Express-News. (March 2016)

Preparing Students Today for Tomorrow’s Workplace?” Damkohler, K. The Huffington Post (February 2016)


More Schools are Working to Integrate the Arts into Classroom Learning.” St. George, D. The Washington Post. (December 2015)

When Schools Can’t Provide Arts Education, Nonprofit Groups Step In?” Torres, Z; Menezes, R. The Los Angeles Times. (November 2015)

Only 35 L.A. Public Schools Get an A in Supporting the Arts?” Torres, Z; Menezes, R. The Los Angeles Times. (November 2015)

Can Teaching Mathematics With Music Boost Student Achievement?” Schwartz, M. WAMU. (November 2015)

State Of The Arts Education.” Paton, C. Annenberg Media Center. (May 2015)

Prioritizing the Arts Over Test Prep.” Neufeld, S. The Atlantic. (April 2015)


Why the Demise of Field Trips is Bad News.” Richmond, E. The Atlantic. (December 2014)

Study: Surprising Student Benefits to Live Theater Field Trips.” Richmond, E. The Educated Reporter. (December 2014)

Art Smart.” Shelton, S. State Legislatures. (October 2014)

Life Of Learning Series – American Education and the Arts.” Schneider, S. WESA 90.5. (September 2014)

Nation’s Top Education Leaders Meet in Pittsburgh.” Kristine Sorensen. KDKA-TV (September 2014)

National Arts Leader Tours Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Urges Arts in Education.” Polke, C. Pittsburgh Post Gazette. (September 2014)

Arts in Education.” Shelton, S.  National Council of State Legislatures Legisbrief. (June 2014)