Have your voice heard in your backyard and on Capitol Hill. As professional art educators, we know and understand the essential value that visual arts education holds for learners. But what about others—school leaders, parents, elected representatives, school Board members, local media? What are the critical legislative issues affecting art education? It’s time we bring our knowledge and our voice to art education advocacy to ensure equity and access for all students!
June 19, 2017external resource from Education Week, 17 States Plan ESSA Training
Teachers and administrators in 17 states will have access to summer training about implementation of states' Every Student Succeeds Act plans. Officials in Louisiana are enlisting the help of 6,500 teacher leaders to help with the training.Education Week
June 19, 2017external resource from Education Week, Inside ESSA: What It Means for Arts Studies
There’s been a lot written about the new flexibility afforded states and districts under the Every Student Succeeds Act. A new report suggests that added leeway may pay dividends for arts education, and it offers a de-facto guide to the sections of the federal statute that may benefit that area of the curriculum.Education Week
June 19, 2017external resource from ECS, ESSA: Mapping Opportunities for the Arts
Announcing new chapters covering a Well-Rounded Education and Tiers of Evidence in the report, ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts. This report highlights the ways states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and now includes chapters on the following topics: Accountability, Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement, State Plans, Tiers of Evidence, Title I, Part A and a Well-Rounded Education.ECS
June 19, 2017external resource from U.S. Department of Education, ESSA UPDATE - 6-19-17
On June 13, the Department provided initial feedback to three states -- Delaware, Nevada, and New Mexico -- that submitted state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on or before April 15. The other 13 states and District of Columbia that submitted state plans on or before May 3 will receive feedback in the coming weeks.U.S. Department of Education
June 19, 2017external resource from Education Week, Trump Administration Wants More Info on Three State ESSA Plans
The Trump administration has given three states—Delaware, Nevada, and New Mexico—a detailed list of information that they need to supply in order to get their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act approved.Education Week
June 12, 2017external resource from Education Dive, Report: ESSA Could Expand Arts Opportunities and Funding
New chapters on well-rounded educations and tiers of evidence expand on the findings in the Education Commission of the States' “ESSA: Mapping Opportunities for the Arts” report, which details how states and school districts can engage with the arts via the Every Student Succeeds Act.Education Dive
June 6, 2017President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Continues Call for Elimination of Federal Cultural Agencies - Update
President Trump’s detailed budget for FY2018, released on May 23, and this proposed budget shows an elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), among other federal agencies and programs.
May 23, 2017President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Continues Call for Elimination of Federal Cultural Agencies
President Trump’s detailed budget for FY2018 was released on May 23, and this proposed budget shows an elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), among other federal agencies and programs. The proposed funds for these agencies in the budget are “to allow them to phase out” over the next year.
May 11, 2017external resource from Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Teaching Artists Guild (TAG) Quarterly
Stay up to date on the constant advancing wordl of Teaching Artistry. The Teaching Artist Guild (TAG) newsletter provides teaching artists with resources and tools for arts advocacy, building tools for the artist field, up-to-date information about artists who teach and work in your community, and much more! Download the FREE TAG Quarterly readingYoung Audiences Arts for Learning