New Jersey Arts Education Resources: Education Policy  


Reforming No Child Left Behind

As states move forward with education reforms, some provisions of No Child Left Behind???the most current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act???stand in the way of their progress.

Common Core - State Standards Initiative

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.

Academic Atrophy: The Condition of the Liberal Arts in America's Public Schools

This first significant study of how the No Child Left Behind Act ireveals that schools are spending more time on reading, math, and science and less time on the arts.

From the Capitol to the Classroom: Year 4 of the No Child Left Behind Act

The 4th annual report of No Child Left Behind shows that 22% of respondents admit to reducing time for the arts to increase time for reading and math.

Literacy in the Arts: An Imperative for New Jersey Schools; A Survey of Organizations

The survey was designed to measure the content and scope of arts education services provided by non-profit arts organizations.

Policy Letter to Superintendents from Rod Paige

A letter stating the significance of the arts as a core subject and a vital part of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

The Act, which is profoundly impacting education in the U.S., names the arts as a core subject and offers support for arts education and partnership programs.