Arts in Education Practices Enriching Education Policy
A new report by the Education Commission of the States delves into education policy areas where arts in education leaders and stakeholders can expand opportunities to engage the arts in policy solutions.
The report states "emerging opportunities include using arts learning to contribute to the development of deeper learning and 21st century workforce skills, implementing strategies to prepare educators for arts integration and using creative youth development programs to address the needs of underserved youth."
Regarding equity, authors Jill Mullen and Kate Wolff write:
One way states are working to address equity through the arts is through the programs of Title I, Part A of ESSA — which are designed to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education, to support students who are academically at risk and to help close the achievement gap.
The report, made possible with funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, includes examples of how states are using the arts in education to support their policy efforts.
Review GIA’s guide on use of federal funds for arts education to learn more about how your State is using federal funds under ESSA to support arts education and programming and learn how you can engage.