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National Arts in Education Week, 9/8-9/14

GET READY: National Arts in Education Week, September 8-14, 2013!

In 2010 the US Congress designated the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week “to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students.”

#naeaartmatters
In honor of Arts in Education Week, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) invites you to express why art matters via social media using the hashtag#naeaartmatters. After you’ve made your post, take a look at the collaborative virtual gallery on Tagboard!

The resolution states: […] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

View the HR275 Arts in Education Week Resolution

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. You can read statements made by congressmen on the House floor regarding arts education.

In May of 2011 arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.

– See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.0dVjVPZT.dpuf

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