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ERIC Number: EJ1113620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Every Student Succeeds Act and Arts Education
Kohn Bradley, Karen
Journal of Dance Education, v16 n3 p79-80 2016
Dance educators will be pleased to know that there is new legislation at the federal level that supports arts education. Seven years after Congress was due to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known for eight + seven years as No Child Left Behind [NCLB]), the lawmakers, suddenly and surprisingly, came through with a new act: Every Student Succeeds. President Barack Obama signed it into law on December 10, 2015. This bill was 14 years in the making. This article outlines eight positive shifts brought about by the new act, with some cautions. It concludes that, as a result of the new legislation, the agenda is clearer than it was: advocating for dance education is going to be most useful at the state and local levels. Programs should pay attention to the most challenged schools and students and find partners to leverage offerings. Perhaps, most gratefully, educators can push back against corporate tests that measure rote memorization and obscure techniques for problem solving and focus on developing the creative, kinesthetic, expressive beings they know children to be.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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