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Supporting Arts Education is Good Business

What is the role of business in ensuring that our educational system provides the workforce that they need? Businesses have been addressing this concern in a number of ways including forming partnerships with arts organizations and creating signature arts education programs to prepare students from elementary school through college to be successful in careers in […]

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Arts Education Skills Vital for a Successful Economy

When I chose creative writing focusing on poetry as my college major, my parents slipped into a mild depression. On the other hand, they were buoyed up by the fact that I chose to stay in school rather than devote myself full-time to my rock and roll band. It all worked out, and both skills, […]

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Happy National Arts in Education Week!

To celebrate our second annual National Arts in Education Week, Americans for the Arts is hosting its biannual arts education blog salon. We’ve chosen the topic: “Career Development for Students and the Role of Arts Education.” I asked our contributing authors to interpret this broadly: careers in the arts, post-high school options, 21st century skills, […]

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It’s Not ‘What Future?’, It’s ‘What a Future!’

The Americans for the Arts Annual Conference just wrapped up in San Diego. It was terrific! On the plane from Tulsa, I had begun writing my blog for this week. I had just received an urgent e-mail from the Arts Action Fund that immediate action was needed to oppose any effort to terminate arts education […]

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