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ERIC Number: ED585941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education
Arts Education Partnership
Learning in and through the arts helps develop the essential knowledge, skills and creative capacities all students need to succeed in school, work and life. As building-level leaders, school principals play a key role in ensuring every student has access to high-quality and equitable arts learning as part of a well-rounded education. This guide offers three concrete actions school principals can take to increase the arts in education in their schools: (1) establish a schoolwide commitment to arts learning; (2) create an arts-rich learning environment; and (3) examine the use of time and resources. Each action is supported by low-cost or no-cost strategies that school leaders have used and found effective -- whether it's beginning an arts or arts-integration program where none exists, strengthening an existing program or preserving an arts program against future cuts. While many of the strategies are drawn from elementary schools, they are likely to be applicable in a variety of grade levels. [For the 2011 version of this report, see ED541071.]
Arts Education Partnership. 700 Broadway Suite 810, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-299-3631; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arts Education Partnership; National Association of Elementary School Principals
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II