Archives: Advocacy Tools

The following tools are intended to support your efforts to show up and speak out.

Arts Advocacy Toolkit

Decades of research show that learning in the arts is at the core of a high quality education. Now the Arts Advocacy Toolkit has been designed to help teachers, parents, and education advocates understand how the era of No Child Left Behind affects access to arts education. The toolkit features “five things you can do […]
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Resources & Support for the Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts

A one page list of resources available to help support arts education.
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Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

A short handout explaining the benefits of Arts Education. Writen by Elliot Eisner, professor of education and art at Stanford University.
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Strengthen Arts Education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Background on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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Parent to Parent Letter 2010

A letter from ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden explaining the need for parents and community members to advocate for arts education.
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Letter from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Secretary Arne Duncan’s letter to school and education community leaders, August 2009.
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Is it Good for Kids?

ASCD’s approach to the Whole Child. Click here to read more.
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Learning Through the Arts

Learning Through the Arts is a one-minute audio-visual presentation demonstrates the integration of the Arts within a “sophisticated curriculum” and is available in flash. Link: http://www.ltta.ca/flash/English/index.htm
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SupportMusic.com

You can find a host of information, including a local advocacy toolkit, support letters from high-ranking federal officials, and other information at www.supportmusic.org. Link: http://www.nammfoundation.org/support-music
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Make Your Case Database

This “Make Your Case” database, powered by SupportMusic.com, will help you build a case for your music program when it’s threatened. Music education advocates can use the facts, statistics, research, and anecdotes on specific topics for presentations, speeches, and other communications with school board members, administrators, and legislators. Link: http://www.menc.org/supportmusic_cases
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