In spring 2012, the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Arts Education in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools, a report examining the availability and characteristics of arts education programs from 2009-2010, and how these findings compare to those from 1999-2000. This study focused on finding the extent to which students
The Kennedy Center provides research and practical strategies for teachers to engage and encourage their school board towards keeping arts in the classroom. Learn how certain school districts are able to sustain strong arts education programs and why through a supportive school board, that seeks to cultivate a creative environment in the classroom, is a
League of Education Voters Blog, March 13, 2011 League of Education Voters blogs about the NEA study on the racial inequity around arts education.
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
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
This past January, MENC: The National Association of Music Educators surveyed members about booster groups and teachers on their advocacy experiences. Their findings are posted online and include some best practice ideas. Read their findings here.
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.
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
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