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New Jersey Launches Statewide Program to Boost Arts in Education

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Sep 12, 2016

To coincide with National Arts in Education Week, New Jersey arts education advocates have announced the launch of Arts Ed Now. The multi-year campaign, spurred by the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJAEP), NJ State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Americans for the Arts, is designed to increase participation in arts education in schools across New Jersey.

According to Arts Ed Now, “Studies show that students who participate in arts education do better in school and in life. The longer students are engaged in arts education, the better the outcomes are overall. To heighten the outcomes in New Jersey, Arts Ed Now is focused on increasing participation in every school in the state.”

The campaign has set the following goals to be achieved by 2020:

  • All NJ students will have access to arts education
  • Increase the number of schools providing more than two art forms
  • Increase arts participation in elementary and middle schools to 100%
  • Increase participation in high schools to 60%
  • Increase school engagement with community resources
  • Develop a statewide network of local stakeholders


Read more about the program here and find out about Arts in Education week here.
 

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