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Arts Ed Partnership

May 4, 2018

Share your work

Interested in sharing your work with arts in education leaders and stakeholders?
The Arts Education Partnership is accepting concurrent session proposals for the 2018 AEP Annual Convening: “The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success,” taking place Sept. 12-13 in Indianapolis.

This annual event will explore arts-centered solutions aimed at ensuring America’s youth have access to a high-quality education in and through the arts by addressing the priority areas outlined in AEP’s 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education. (Proposals must address one of the four priority areas.)

AEP invites partner organizations and leaders in the field to share their exemplary work supporting the role and contribution of the arts in preparing all students for success in school, work and life.

For more details about concurrent sessions at the 2018 AEP Annual Convening and to submit a proposal, please click here. AEP will accept concurrent session proposals until 5 p.m. PST Friday, June 1.

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Arts Education Policies

April 20, 2018

Arts Ed Partnership resource

Twenty-nine states in our country define the arts as a core or academic subject. You can learn what Maine and other states have in place for policies that impact arts education on the Arts Ed Partnership site at ArtScan.

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Arts Ed Partnership

February 4, 2018

Spring symposium

The Arts Education Partnership is pleased to announce that registration is open for the2018 AEP State Policy Symposium, taking place on March 10 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

AEP, with generous support from Americans for the Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, hosts this event annually, convening leaders from across the arts and education sectors for a day-long discussion exploring key policy topics impacting the arts in education.
Symposium attendees will leave with tools and strategies for implementing AEP’s 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education. In addition to informative workshops, two plenary sessions will focus on key state policy issues: the inclusion of the arts in implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and using data to inform policy decisions at the state and local level. Space is limited, so please register today!

What: 2018 AEP State Policy Symposium
When: March 10, 2018
Where: Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.

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Arts Ed Partnership

July 20, 2017

Success Stories initiative launched

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Success Stories initiative supporting the efforts of its partner organizations in advancing arts education as a critical component of a complete education. This new initiative builds on AEP’s strong history of connecting the field to research, policy and practice and is grounded in The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success: A 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education’s four priority areas. This continuously updated collection of stories demonstrates the benefits of arts integration across the education spectrum and promotes continued collaboration and learning for individuals and organizations working toward student achievement and success. Download published Success Stories on the AEP website. More

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Arts Ed Partnership

June 29, 2017

Annual convening – September 6-7

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a center within Education Commission of the States, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2017 AEP Annual Convening: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success to be held on September 6-7 at the Washington, D.C.’s historic Mayflower Hotel.

The AEP Annual Convening – our signature eventbrings together arts and education leaders from across the nation to share their work supporting the role and contribution of the arts in preparing all students for success in school, work and life and provides a valuable platform for examining research, education policy and effective practices for improved student outcomes.

The 2017 AEP Annual Convening explores arts-centered solutions aimed at ensuring America’s students have access to a high-quality education in and through the arts by addressing the priority areas outlined in AEP’s 2020 Action Agenda.

The priority areas are:

  • Priority Area 1: Raise Student Achievement and Success.
  • Priority Area 2: Support Effective Educators and School Leaders.
  • Priority Area 3: Transform the Teaching and Learning Environment.
  • Priority Area 4: Build Leadership Capacity and Knowledge.

Space is limited and a limited number of hotel rooms are available at the discounted conference rate, so please register today!

What: 2017 AEP Annual Convening: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success

When: September 6-7.

Where: The Mayflower Hotel Washington, D.C.

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Two Articles

September 9, 2016

Arts Ed Partnership Arts Ed Digest articles

Writer, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo looks at how arts education is increasingly being considered as an effective way of fostering creativity and critical thinking skills. The School that Art Saved includes information about the pre-K-8 Roosevelt School located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The classroom description includes learners engaged and focused on learning – not a focus on the test. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t measuring their success since they’ve infused arts education into the instruction. In fact, they’ve scaled back on the testing. “The school has gone from being one of the lowest performing in Connecticut to a significantly improved institution: Disciplinary infractions are down, academic performance is up, and both parent and teacher pride in the school are increasing.” CLICK HERE to read the entire article published in the Christian Science Monitor.

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Maker Space at Dyer Elementary School, South Portland

You’ve been hearing about the “Maker Movement” and in fact, I visited schools last spring to learn more about what’s going on in Maine on the topic. Vermont educator, Cynthia Day wrote an editorial called Why Making and the Arts Need Each Other to Survive and Thrive in Schools and explores why they can’t survive on their own. Partnering with the arts can provide for a powerful teaching and learning environment that can help transform schools for this time period we live in.

Cynthia’s list for “Making mentality,”:

  • Creativity: Making engages a student’s mind creatively and practically. The senses are engaged as emotions and thoughts are shared in community with others.
  • Technical Skills: In Maker culture, engineering skills develop without always needing to be explicitly taught. Tools used in the world outside of school are put into the students’ hands.Time seems to fly by, and students don’t want to put away their work.
  • Collaboration: Real problems are solved and social groups are formed around relevant, challenging endeavors.
  • Reflection: Reflection happens as students discuss their progress and wonder aloud about the possibilities.

CLICK HERE to read the entire piece that was published in Edsurge.  Cynthia Day is an educator at Barre Town Middle and Elementary School in Vermont.

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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 www.aep-arts.org.”

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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Arts Ed Partnership Research

May 22, 2013

Info from Sandra Ruppert

Below is information from the Director of Arts Ed Partnership, Sandra Ruppert, announcing the newly released report called Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education. You can download a .pdf of the report which I am certain you will find useful by clicking here.

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a division of the Council of Chief State School Officers, is pleased to announce the release of Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education. This new research bulletin offers an evidenced-based snapshot of how the arts support achievement in school, bolster skills demanded of a 21st century workforce, and enrich the lives of young people and communities. It draws upon the vast body of research in AEP’s new ArtsEdSearch.org, while reinforcing the relevancy to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Because evidence is power, we hope this new resource will further your work and strengthen our collective voices in keeping the arts an essential part of a complete and competitive education for every young person in America.
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Arts Ed Partnership New Site

May 11, 2012

Resources for educators, parents, school leaders, community members

ArtsEdSearch.org contains research, policy, and advocacy resources. It contains information about the “essential role the arts play in developing students’ creative thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills—attributes many education and business leaders identify as important in preparing young people for college and career success.”

Click here to go directly to the new website.

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