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The following research presents hard facts and thoughtful reporting around arts education issues.

President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Releases Landmark Arts Education Report

Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools is the culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country. The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education and includes: An update of the current research base about arts education outcomes An […]
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Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable: the Role of Arts Education

In their annual National Arts Policy Roundtable forum, Americans for the Arts bring together top-level leaders from both private and public sectors to discuss critical issues that advance American culture and society.  The conclusions of year’s theme, The Role of the Arts in Educating America for Great Leadership and Economic Strength, are detailed in this […]
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It’s a Fact: the Demand for Creativity is on the Rise

Read about the important role that art and design plays in our everyday lives.  The Ringling College of Art and Design presents data that indicates just how influential the arts are on our economic well-being and future. Learn more about how arts funding in our own state is in jeopardy and find out how you […]
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Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Wire summarizes the findings and updates of James Catterall’s recently released study of approximately 25,000 secondary school students initially carried out in the 1990s over a four-year period. The original research found significant connections between high involvement in arts learning and general academic success with strong links to pro-social outcomes […]
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NEA study: sharp decline in arts for minority kids

The National Endowment for the Arts has released an important new study analyzing arts education as it relates to arts engagement and arts participation. Arts Education in America: What the Decline Means for Arts Participation, authored by Nick Rabkin and E.C. Hedberg, examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning and they find […]
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Are Arts Programs Too Important To Lose?

The arts are usually the first thing to go when a school faces budget cuts. DoSomething.org presents facts about arts education and reasons why the arts are important. For more information, please click here.
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DoSomething.org has Arts in Education

The Arts are usually the first thing to go when a school faces budget cuts. Are these programs too important to lose? Visit the Arts in Education page on DoSomething.org to learn more.
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The Critical Role of the Arts Throughout a Whole Child Education

The arts play an essential role in providing each student with a well-rounded education that meets the needs of the whole child. Although classes strictly focused on music, visual arts, drama, dance, and art history are critical, integrating the arts across the curriculum is also key to ensuring that students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, […]
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WSAC’s Arts Education Research Initiative (AERI) Report 2009

This look at the State of Arts Education in Washington State is a “must-read” for all arts advocates! In addition to information about the state of arts education in Washington, the publication includes context from external state and national arts education research, and identifies attributes of effective education practices, and suggestions for taking action for […]
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Overview of Arts Education Research Initiative report

A one page overview of WSAC’s 2009 AERI Report.
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