Progress in advocating for arts education

Posted on: September 15, 2015

League Vice President for Advocacy Heather Noonan, who also co-chairs the National Arts Education Policy Working Group, has posted an article on Americans for the Arts’ Artsblog, to coincide with Arts in Education week, about the progress and opportunities in arts education advocacy. “Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley responded earlier this month, when asked at the Arts Education Partnership forum how education policy advocates should navigate the partisanship sparked by the presidential election cycle: ‘For crying out loud, think positively!’ So, with a view to heeding Secretary Riley’s … advice, here are reasons to be optimistic about progress in advancing arts education policy. The League of American Orchestras has worked for two decades alongside a diverse group of national organizations focused on a unified approach to preserving funding for the Arts in Education programs of the U.S. Department of Education, expanding access to arts learning through the re-write of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and mobilizing advocates at the state and local levels to close gaps in access to a complete education.” Click here to read Noonan’s complete article.

Posted September 15, 2015