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School Leaders

June 23, 2017

Arts Ed Partnership

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is dedicated to securing a high quality arts education for every young person in America. A national coalition of more than 100 education, arts, cultural, government, and philanthropic organizations, AEP was created in 1995 by the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education and is administered by the Council of Chief State School Of cers and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.


School principals play a key role in ensuring every student receives a high-quality arts education as part of a complete education. In a time of shrinking budgets and shifting priorities, AEP’s practical guide, which was commissioned by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, provides three recommendations for keeping the arts strong in their schools:

  • Establish a school-wide commitment to arts learning.
  • Create an arts-rich learning environment.
  • Rethink the use of time and resources.

To download the report CLICK HERE.



October 26, 2016

Mapping opportunities for the arts

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-10-30-49-pmArts Ed Partnership has created a resource on the Every Student Succeeds Act. This information was published on October 4, 2016 and a link to the resource is below.

By now, the education community is familiar with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). From the moment that ESSA was signed into law, folks across the education community – from classroom teachers to policymakers – have been clamoring with questions. Perhaps the most frequent inquiry is: “What are the opportunities for my child, classroom, district or state?”
Questions such as this come from every organization or individual impacted by the new law – including those focused on the arts in education. For this reason, Arts Education Partnership (AEP), together with a group of AEP partner organizations and other stakeholders, established the ESSA / Well-Rounded Education Working Group to identify the needs of the arts in education community and to develop resources that respond to that need. AEP recently released a new resource exploring opportunities for the arts within some of ESSA’s most pressing education priorities: Title I, accountability, assessments and state plans.

You can download the resource by CLICKING HERE.


AEP Publications

April 30, 2015

Two publications and one report

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The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success: A 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education

“[AEP] has created The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success: A 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education as a blueprint for systemic change and collective action.  This Agenda outlines a set of goals and strategies by which the arts and education community can collectively respond to and inform high priority areas of action needed to effectively address educational inequalities, and level the playing field for academic achievement and student success.”

2015 State of the States: Arts Education State Policy Summary

“The State of the States 2015 summarizes state policies for arts education identified in statute or administrative code for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Information is based on a comprehensive search of state education statute and codes on each state’s relevant websites.  Complete results from this review are available in an online searchable database at”

States Announce Actions to Close the Skills Gap for all Students

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a series of actions states are taking to close the skills gap and make sure more students graduate from high school prepared for successful careers.

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