Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Americans for the Arts has endorsed the Arts ARE Education statement and national arts education campaign sponsored by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Arts ARE Education recognizes that all pre-K through grade 12 students have the right to a high-quality school-based arts education in dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts. As a well-rounded subject area under federal education law—the Every Student Succeeds Act—music and the arts support the daily well-being of students, foster a welcoming and safe school environment, and encourage inclusivity through multiple pathways for every child’s creative voice.

Advocates are invited to join a virtual town hall, “Arts Education for all Children in 2022-23,” Monday, Sept. 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The event will feature national and state leaders in a roundtable discussion about the state of arts education as the new school year begins, and breakout sessions in which participants can engage dialogues on issues ranging from teacher shortages and learning loss to federal funding opportunities and how arts education can support all learners and their well-being. The event is free, but registration is required to attend.