The U.S. Department of Education's Arts in Education program provides federal support to arts organizations for the development, evaluation, and dissemination of model programs that integrate arts instruction into other subject areas. The Arts in Education program includes:
What's at Stake
Advocates should urge Congress to retain the Arts in Education program as a distinct grant competition, retain the arts in the definition of core academic subjects and strengthen access to arts learning through the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind), reauthorize the AIE programat the U.S. Department of Education, and conduct dedicated hearings on how arts education develops skills in creativity and innovation.
Making Your Case