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Using Data to Strengthen Arts Education During and After Pandemic

A partnership between the Education Commission of the States and the National Endowment of the Arts resulted in a toolkit designed to help school systems, education leaders, advocates, and researchers capitalize on publicly reported state education data to improve access to quality arts education. Under...

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More Than 50 Organizations Unite to Advocate for Arts Education

A group of more than 50 arts and education organizations released a statement, “Arts Education Is Essential,” underscoring the role that the arts have played—both during the ongoing health crisis as well as its importance in general for all students, “including those who are in...

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Seven GLOW School Districts Recognized by NAMM for Music Education Efforts

Seven school districts in the quad-county region of New York known as the GLOW region—comprising Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties—were recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation in its “Best Communities in Music Education school districts list.” The NAMM Foundation “recognizes...

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NYC & the Forgotten Art of Teaching the Arts

“Why, in the New York City public school system, are the arts still being relegated to the realm of the extracurricular?” asks Penny Smith, Executive Director of Education Through Music. In this piece, which argues in favor of supporting the arts in education as a...

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ESSA and the Arts

“While there is a growing recognition that the arts are central to a well-rounded education, schools have been slow to incorporating that into curriculum,” writes Naaz Moden. “Though the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) listed the arts and music as tenants of a ‘well-rounded’ education,...

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