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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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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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Darling-Hammond, Linda; DePaoli, Jennifer – State Education Standard, 2020
For much of the last two decades, the narrowed focus on raising test scores under No Child Left Behind left important aspects of education untended. Since 2016, when the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) enabled a more comprehensive look at accountability, state leaders have heard growing demands for a whole-child approach that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Ross, Randy; Brown, Philip; Biagas, Kori Hamilton – State Education Standard, 2020
The authors believe it is time to expand the term school climate to reflect an intention of giving all children access to positive school environments. Their expanded definition recognizes that equitable school climates are central to education equity, and it calls on educators and policymakers to deepen awareness of race, ethnicity, gender,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Equal Education, Culturally Relevant Education, School Community Relationship
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Allbright, Taylor; Hough, Heather – State Education Standard, 2020
California's CORE Districts--a consortium of eight school districts serving a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of over one million students--have since 2014 led the way in deploying measures of social and emotional learning (SEL) and school climate and culture. Influenced by surging interest and research support over the past…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach
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Ridings, Aaron – State Education Standard, 2020
Students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) continue to experience bullying and harassment from their peers in K-12 education. LGBTQ students experience discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as intersecting identities that encompass race, disability status, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Educational Environment, School Safety, Bullying
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Osher, David; Neiman, Sam; Williamson, Sandra – State Education Standard, 2020
When done reliably and efficiently, measuring school climate can help improve schools' vital signs and help state boards of education realize their goals and objectives for the system as a whole. Moreover, because it is as consequential to schools as checking heart rates and blood pressure are to humans, schools should always use climate measures…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Data Collection, Surveys, School Safety
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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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Perry, Alex – State Education Standard, 2019
Following the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century (Perkins V) in the summer of 2018, state education leaders are crafting four-year plans to implement the law, which are due to the U.S. Department of Education next spring. They ought to take full advantage of the flexibilities Perkins V has to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Vocational Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Planning
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