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- A definition of “core academic subjects” that includes the arts. While not leveraged effectively in current law, core academic subjects appears in several key locations in the bill (see below).
- Clarity that Title I funds can be used for arts education. Specifically, Title I says that funds can be used for “programs, activities and courses in the core academic subjects.” As mentioned above, the term “core academic subjects” includes the arts.
- The definition of core academic subjects appears in several other programs, thereby allowing these programs to have an arts education focus. For example, there is a new program that allows for the integration of core academic subjects into literacy programming and as an approach in the definition of extended learning time for schools looking to extend the school day.
- Authorization of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which includes the ability to...
Earlier this year, Arts Education Partnership (AEP) announced that the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education have initiated a process for finding a new home for AEP.The NEA has now released the Program Solicitation for the AEP, a competitive process to find the AEP a new home in January 2016. The Arts Endowment requires organizations to submit their proposals electronically through Grants.gov, the federal government’s online application system. The Grants.gov system must receive your validated and accepted proposal no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 4, 2015.