Resource: What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) recently collaborated to release a guide for school leaders on effectively increasing arts education. This updated version of the 2011 guide provides concrete actions school leaders can take to:

  • Establish a schoolwide commitment to arts learning
  • Create an arts-rich learning environment
  • Examine the use of time and resources

According to the report, “Research confirms that students in schools with arts-rich learning environments academically outperform their peers in arts-poor schools. When included as an integral component of the school day, the arts positively impact student attendance, persistence and engagement; enhance teacher effectiveness; and strengthen parent and community involvement.”

Arts educators, parents, and community members are invited to share the report with local school leaders.

Learn more and download the report.

Published: July 20, 2018