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Brown, Eleanor D. – State Education Standard, 2020
The combination of verbal and nonverbal channels provided by the arts can offer valuable opportunities not only for students with language delays but also for English language learners. More generally, arts enrichment may help to bridge the gap that often separates home and school for children from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. The arts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Art Activities, School Readiness
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Farrington, Camille; Shewfelt, Steve – State Education Standard, 2020
From 2017 to 2019, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and Ingenuity, a Chicago arts education advocacy organization, collaborated to examine the relationship between arts education and social-emotional development. Combining arts-specific research with multidisciplinary literature on child and adolescent development, the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Art Activities
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Foley, Catherine – State Education Standard, 2020
While many states, like Arizona, have specific requirements for K-12 arts education either in statute or administrative code, data show serious gaps in policy implementation by schools and school districts. Complicating the situation is the lack of enforcement authority by either the Arizona Department of Education or the gubernatorially appointed…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Norville, Valerie – State Education Standard, 2020
Every student deserves arts instruction for its own sake, as an essential ingredient to a well-rounded education. Yet arts education adds value for a whole host of other educational purposes: among them, enhanced writing and reading, ability to retain information, problem solving, and critical thinking. Interest in models of whole-school reform…
Descriptors: Art Education, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Tuttle, Lynn – State Education Standard, 2020
In its four years of life, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has blazed new pathways for policy and funding in K-12 arts education. Many states acted early to take advantage of these federal opportunities to expand students' access to the arts. Through its definitional language, suggested actions, and funding mechanisms, ESSA provides states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Art Education
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Dell'Erba, Mary – State Education Standard, 2020
Researchers and policymakers alike recognize the lasting benefits of participation in high-quality arts coursework and in integrating arts into other content areas. Federal policymakers signaled their support for arts education by passing the Every Student Succeeds Act, with its inclusion of the arts as part of a "wellrounded education."…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Art Education, Outcomes of Education
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VanderBrug, Jonathan – State Education Standard, 2020
Recognizing the essential value of the arts, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) included the arts as an indicator of school quality and student success in the state's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which the U.S. Department of Education approved in August 2017. The indicator currently has no weight in Illinois's accountability…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, State Policy
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Wan, Yinmei; Ludwig, Meredith; Boyle, Andrea; Lindsay, Jim – State Education Standard, 2020
State boards of education rely on educators and researchers for evidence about the value of approaches in arts education--as in all other disciplines-- to help them weigh needs against the investment and the opportunities for good outcomes for all students and their communities. Yet there is only a modest body of rigorous research to inform…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Goekler, Susan; Auld, M. Elaine; Birch, David A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Health education offers a natural curricular home for important life skills and ways students can optimize physical, social, and emotional health. Although many schools have implemented social and emotional learning (SEL), health education provides a broader framework by encompassing the connections between physical and emotional health and the…
Descriptors: Role, Health Education, State Boards of Education, Social Development
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Temkin, Deborah A.; Solomon, Bonnie J.; Katz, Emily; Steed, Heather – State Education Standard, 2019
In a healthy school environment, school staff are addressing a student's physical, emotional, and social needs in order to create the conditions for that student to learn. Creating this healthy school environment requires more than the traditional "grammar of schooling" -- a primary focus on curriculum and pedagogy--and encompasses a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Holistic Approach, Wellness, Mental Health
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Minnich, Brian G. – State Education Standard, 2019
School leaders are feeling conflicted about their school buildings. On the one hand, they want to provide children with safe, secure spaces. On the other, they want to provide open, collaborative, and exceptional 21st century learning environments. By taking a holistic approach, they can have both. It's important to remember that many current…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, School Safety, Educational Environment, Holistic Approach
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Jones, Stephanie; Bailey, Rebecca; Kahn, Jennifer – State Education Standard, 2019
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) refers to the process through which individuals learn and apply social, emotional, behavioral, and character skills required to succeed in schooling, the workplace, relationships, and citizenship. In public discussion of SEL, not everyone can quite agree on what it is. To some, it involves a set of tools for…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Citizenship Education, Behavior
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Hoover, Sharon A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Recognizing the effects of trauma besetting many of their students, many states, districts, and schools are revamping approaches to making schools physically and psychologically safer. Many of the steps to establish safer, more supportive schools are aligned with those needed to create trauma-responsive schools. State boards of education are…
Descriptors: Coping, School Safety, Trauma, Mental Health
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Eitland, Erika; Allen, Joseph – State Education Standard, 2019
Improving the school building may well be the most overlooked means of improving student health, safety, and academic performance. Yet in conversations about factors that lead students to academic success, only rarely does the role of the physical environment come to the fore. By downplaying the importance of the building, policymakers and parents…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Physical Environment, Role, Academic Achievement
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