• Important ESSA Law Action Needed

    by  • November 22, 2016 • Legislation, News

    News from Arts|Learning:

    arts learning logoAs many readers know, congress passed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” last December. As a consequence, every state in the USA must revise its Accountability and Assistance Plan by this coming spring. This is a golden opportunity for the arts to be included in all states.

    The arts – music, dance, drama, visual arts, media arts – are specifically named as important subjects for a “well-rounded” education. The new ESSA law also states that states may expand their accountability plans to include other measures of student and school success in addition to traditional standardized testing in math, ELA, and science.

    Check with your state Department of Education and take part in including the arts as an important aspect of your state’s new Accountability and Assistance Plan. Look below to see what Massachusetts is doing in this regard.

    Learn more about how to engage with this great opportunity to expand the arts in education via this Arts|Learning newsletter:


    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.