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Obama Administration Provides Blueprint for Education Reform

The Obama administration released its blueprint to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, which will help ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and a career.  This blueprint builds on the significant reforms around four areas, including: Improvement of  teacher/principal effectiveness Providing tools and information to families that will help them evaluate their […]
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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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U.S. Education Secretary: Premature Cuts Can Lead to Unintended Consequences

“There are right ways and wrong ways to cut spending, and the most important guiding principle I can offer is to minimize the negative impact on students and seize this opportunity to direct your spending to the highest priorities.” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan stated in a recent letter to state governors, urging them to […]
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(Free Webinar) Stronger Together: Creating a Collaborative Message on Arts in Education Policy and ESEA Reauthorization

This webinar is a national field building opportunity to learn from a collaborative process developed by an ad hoc group of California arts education and school improvement advocates. They will present how a diverse group of advocates came together to develop a core, unified message platform along with tools to assist the arts education field […]
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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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    • Leita Earl

      “The arts can open pathways of learning and encourage confidence in children. One of our fourth grade students has been visibly touched by the arts. She started the year hesitant to make new friends – uncomfortable to share orally with her class. Through her exposure to the arts, she smiles during dance activities and is starting to speak to adults – expressively.”

      Leita Earl, Rocky Ridge
      Bethel School District