Monograph: Arts Education Partnerships: Influencing Policy and Programming in U.S. Public Schools
Americans for the Arts and the National School Boards Association are now working together to increase the presence and quality of public school arts education. Over the next 18 months, we will develop tools, sponsor focus groups, and offer professional development opportunities in an effort to inform school board leaders about the role of the arts in improving student achievement, encouraging arts advocacy, and influencing school board policy. As local education policymakers, school boards work to ensure that quality education is available to more than 50 million elementary and secondary school students nationwide. It is critical that local arts agencies and organizations work effectively with school boards to build an infrastructure that identifies, funds, and supports arts education.
Americans for the Arts’ Monograph series featured in-depth issue papers on topics that were of the greatest interest to our members and arts professionals at the time. They often still serve as excellent resources for best practices and historic reference for today’s issues. Monographs were produced from 1993–2010. Monographs from 2001-2010 are available for downloadable in PDF format our online store at a nominal fee for nonmembers but free to members. All monographs from 1993-2000 are available for free download via the National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database.
Americans for the Arts and the National School Boards Association are now working together to increase the presence and quality of public school arts education.