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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A Documentation and Analysis of Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program (SATF): The First Decade 2000-2010

June 30, 2011

Based on documents, interviews, and site visits, reviews the design and impact of a program to boost teaching and learning quality at public arts high schools by supporting teachers' artistic and professional development. Lists issues for consideration.

Classroom Examples

Powerful Voices: Developing High-Impact Arts Programs for Teens

May 1, 2002

Intended to stimulate and deepen national dialogue on the ways artists, educators, program planners and funders can help youth to make art, respond to art, and use art to imagine new possibilities.

Program Models; Student Outcomes