In recent years many school districts have had to restructure their arts curriculums to meet the growing emphasis on standards that is central to most school reform. This unique collection is meant to assist educators, policymakers, grantmakers and other stakeholders by focusing on the potential benefits of arts education for students and communities alike, and providing examples of creative ways school districts are handling their constraints.

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Why Your Child Needs the Arts Advantage and How You Can Gain It

November 1, 2000

Highlights the findings of the two-year study Gaining the Arts Advantage: Lessons From School Districts that Value Arts Education.

Classroom Examples; Student Outcomes

Good Schools Require the Arts

January 1, 1998

Discusses the purpose and accomplishments of the Arts Education Partnership and its more than 100 national arts, education, business and philanthropic organizations. Provides guidance on how to join the Partnership.

Student Outcomes

Eloquent Evidence: Arts at the Core of Learning

October 1, 1995

Provides a user-friendly brochure summarizing important and compelling rationales for integrating the arts in K-12 education. An effective advocacy tool for anyone who needs to prove that the arts are critical to education and learning.

Student Outcomes