Why Arts Education Is Crucial, And Who’s Doing It Best

Help us achieve our shared vision of ALL students having access to quality arts learning experiences at ALL schools. In Arizona, Tom Horne, the state superintendant of public instruction, made it his goal to provide high-quality, comprehensive arts education to all K-12 students. Our workshops, residencies and performances ensure that rich arts experiences and the life benefits they provide are available for all New Yorkers. After sending in your letter, you can join the movement of thousands of arts education advocates celebrating National Arts in Education Week. In 2009, less than 70 percent of elementary and middle school students had a regular arts class. Read the stories about our community’s Makers, the arts’ impact on our region’s education and economy and the organizations your contribution supports. Conferences: The annual Arts Education Conference is open to the public, and offers focused dialog among educators and artists around approaches to integrating the arts in education.arts and educationarts and education

The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis (A&E) and Wells Fargo Advisors recently announced a continued partnership in the areas of arts and culture. This program will bring new opportunities for Artists and Arts Educators to work in the Sarasota County Public Schools in 2012 and beyond.

This statement articulates the purpose and value of arts education in the balanced curriculum of all students, asserts its place as a core academic subject area, and details how sequential arts learning can be supported by rigorous national standards and assessments.arts and education

Cooperate with other arts education agencies and organizations through partnerships to better meet the arts needs of schools throughout the state. With the goal of artistic literacy for all students in Connecticut, the Connecticut Arts Standards set the guidelines for schools, districts, teachers and communities to develop artistically literate citizens. Governor Inslee proclaimed that May is Arts Education Month in Washington State – a time to celebrate arts education, and to bring increased public awareness to the importance of quality arts education for every student, in every school.

Key findings from the report include 88% of elementary students participate in both music and visual arts classes for approximately 50 minutes per week in each art form.73% of high schools have a local policy that exceeds the state graduation requirement of one-half credit in the arts.