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"A Snapshot of State Policies for Arts Education"

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Forty-one states now have instructional requirements for arts education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, though only 17 states have policies on assessment in the subject, according to a new report by the Arts Education Partnership.

The partnership, a part of the Washington-based Council of Chief State School Officers, also finds that:

•Twenty-seven states now consider the arts a "core" or "academic" subject;

•Only one state—Iowa—has not established state standards in arts education for elementary and secondary levels; and,

About half of states require high school students to take art classes to graduate.

Vol. 33, Issue 27, Page 5

Published in Print: April 2, 2014, as Arts Learning
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