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ERIC Number: ED563814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Snapshot of State Policies for Arts Education
Arts Education Partnership
It has been said that while history shapes the hand a state is dealt, public policy determines how the hand is played. State policy for K-12 education--and, by extension, for arts education--is shaped through the actions of various state governmental entities--governors, legislatures, courts, and commissioners and boards of education--in response to specific issues or concerns that arise in their states. This research and policy brief summarizes the results of a 2014 analysis of current state policies for arts education. The brief provides the background for the study and reports the findings in several policy areas, including requirements for standards, instruction, assessment, accountability, and teacher certification. What the analysis reveals is a strong public policy consensus across states that the arts are an important curricular area that contribute to a quality K-12 education, but also that there's considerable variation in how states address specific arts education policy areas.
Arts Education Partnership. One Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-326-8693; Fax: 202-408-8081; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arts Education Partnership
Identifiers - Location: United States