arts education policy
State Arts Education Policy
Most states have a mandated arts education policy, which may include specifics on graduation requirements, curriculum, and standards in the visual arts, dance, theater, and music. However, state mandates may or may not be enforced. It is not uncommon for state boards of education to formally adopt standards and leave curriculum development and implementation to the discretion of the districts. In short, state arts education policy varies greatly.
To learn more about the status of arts education policy in your state, visit the 2007–2008 State Arts Education Policy Database, available through the Arts Education Partnership website.