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Uniting the Arts & Career and Technical Education

I recently attended a meeting of national arts education advocates and leaders from the career and technical education (CTE) community. It was a meeting designed to explore the policy efforts of both communities and to see if there was mutual interest in launching an initiative together. It was clear from the 90 minutes we met […]

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The Top 10 Ways to Support Arts Education

This week I got an email from someone concerned about the budget cuts to arts education and inquiring about what they could do to help keep the arts in schools. In the spirit of my colleague Randy Cohen’s popular post (Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts), I am presenting my own: The Top 10 […]

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The Trickle-Down Effect of Federal Arts Education Policy

Not long into my tenure at the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton administration, I came to understand the limits of what the federal government can do for K-12 education. At the time, the department boosted funding to support the hiring of 100,000 new teachers and the launch of a new national afterschool initiative […]

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