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AEP to Host 2018 State Policy Symposium

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Jan 24, 2018

The Arts Education Partnership, with generous support from Americans for the Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will host the 2018 AEP State Policy Symposium, taking place March 10 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

This annual event convenes leaders from across the arts and education sectors for a day-long discussion exploring key policy topics impacting the arts in education. Space is limited, so register today!

2018 AEP State Policy Symposium Plenary Session Spotlight

ESSA and the Arts: Implementation in the States

With the submissions of state ESSA plans, education policy leaders had a unique opportunity to build the arts into the framework of a well-rounded education. This session will explore how states incorporated the arts into their ESSA plans, and how we can learn from implementation of these plans moving forward.

Panelists include:

  • Kaitlin Pennington, Senior Analyst, Policy and Thought Leadership, Bellwether Education Partners
  • Leon Kuehner, Executive Director, Iowa Alliance for the Arts Education
  • Johnathan Vanderbrug, Policy & Research Director, Arts Alliance Illinois


In addition to this plenary session, three informative workshops will provide a more in-depth look at specific key topics related to state ESSA plans:

  • Accountability Systems and ESSA State Plans
  • ESSA, the Arts and Measuring School Quality
  • Tiers of Evidence: Arts Integration Research Through the Lens of ESSA


To view the complete event agenda and learn more, please click here.

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