Thursday, May 19, 2005

Illinois Arts Education Initiative

Take a minute to look through this site:

This is the Illinois Arts Education site which is detailed below. If you live in another state, please try to find a similar initiative. Arts education needs help!

The Illinois Arts Education Initiative is a statewide coalition of education, business and arts advocates led by the Illinois Arts Alliance and the Chicago Community Trust dedicated to implementing a comprehensive, standards-based arts education program for Illinois public school students.

The Illinois Arts Education Initiative was created in response to diminishing arts education offerings in Illinois public schools and broad disparities in the number of arts education offerings found among school districts and among schools within the same school districts.

The Illinois Arts Education Initiative will increase public awareness of the impact of arts education on overall student achievement and broaden our knowledge of the status of arts education in public schools throughout Illinois. The coalition will make recommendations based on the findings of statewide research that is underway, lessons learned from Chicago Community Trust demonstration projects, examples of successful arts education programs in Illinois schools districts and from innovative solutions that have been implemented in other states.

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