Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Advocate for the Arts

Tuesday, May 29, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT

Presented by Jane Best, Director of the Arts Education Partnership at the Education Commission of the States

Session 3 of the 2018 Webinar Series.

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As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) rolls out in states, arts funders have a unique opportunity to respond and support arts advocacy efforts. In this webinar, we feature Jane Best, director of the Arts Education Partnership at the Education Commission of the States in Denver, CO. Best will provide an overview of ESSA and the value it brings to states via a case study on her work with the California Alliance for Arts Education (CAAE). Joe Landon, CAAE executive director, and Title I Program Director Laura Smyth will speak to the positive impact of arts education advocacy on their Title I initiative. Join us for this deep dive and learn what you can do to support advocacy efforts in arts education.

For the deaf or hard of hearing, live captioning is available by request. Please contact Sherylynn Sealy, GIA program manager, at least three (3) business days prior to the webinar to request live captioning.

Jane Best
Jane R. Best is the director of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) at the Education Commission of the States in Denver, CO. AEP is a national coalition of more than 100 education, arts, business, cultural, government, and philanthropic organizations that work with the goal of the arts being included in a well-rounded education. Dr. Best has extensive experience working among practitioners, policymakers and researchers. She previously held leadership positions at McREL International, Learning Point Associates (now American Institutes for Research) and the National Conference of State Legislatures.