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Art Education Transforms Technology Education

“I wrote last year that we are in a new chapter for arts education in America as a result of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The dozen arts-friendly provisions in the law provide the opportunity for all students to succeed using the arts in new ways. During this week of celebration, advocates in every state are working to secure equity in access to arts education and articulate the role of the arts as a pathway to academic success, specifically in the education of students of color, students in rural communities, students who are classified as low-socioeconomic status English Language Learners, or those who require special education. Former Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has stated, ‘This is absolutely an equity issue and a civil rights issue.’ We recognize this issue. We stand against the barriers that cause this issue. And we are working to overcome this issue.”

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