Arts Education has disappeared from classrooms, despite years of research proving that a focus on the arts improves students’ academic achievement in other subjects, promotes critical thinking and social and emotional development, helps reduce violence and disciplinary actions, and strengthens communities. These gains are disproportionately positive for students of color and schools that primarily serve low-income families. Many states have enacted arts education mandates but implementation falls far short, often because of a lack of time, budget and people.
Meanwhile, cultural institutions such as museums, theaters, dance companies and parks, offer stellar arts programming and are seeking education partners. How might we effectively bring these groups together to help students thrive in the classroom and in communities? What can we learn from schools and cultural institutions who are already innovating to excellence for arts education?
Planned, led, and facilitated by NSLA Field Consultants, PLC members:
Leaders and program directors of cultural institutions, schools and education centers.
PLC Team Leader
Email Regina Bain, NSLA Field Consultant, at ArtsEducation@summerlearning.org
to learn how to join our PLC.