Achievement Gap

Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2014 Creative Leadership Grants

Crayola, in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for its 2014 Creative Leadership grant program.

The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 each in support of innovative creative leadership team-building programs at the elementary school level. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.

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Inspiring Story

Principal fires Security Guards, Hires Arts Teachers, and Transforms an Elementary School


Arts Education Advocacy Handbook 2013

A wealth of information regarding the arts in schools, including an extensive overview, current research and planning guides.

Arts Education Advocacy Handbook

A compilation of information and planning materials to help users tell the story of the powerful impact of the arts on education.

Title One Funding for Arts Education

Letter from California's Deputy Superintendent for Public Instruction, Deborah Sigman, outlining the requirments for using Titlo One funding to support arts education aimed at addressing specific academic needs. 

Deborah Sigman

The Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan

Today marks the beginning of an important new era in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), one in which the arts is fully recognized as central to the education of the city’s children.

Inspiring Voice Course Outline and Resources

Outline of an Arts Learning Leadership course in "Engaging & Motivating Students through
Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Arts Education" This document is supported by a PowerPoint presentation also posted at TeachArts at

Francisca Sanchez

Guiding Principles for the Arts and Common Core

School Leardership Role
The seven Guiding Principles for the Arts are intended to guide development of curricula related to common core standards. Connections to literacy and other areas of study are drawn in these principles, informed by David Coleman's role as a primary writer of the CCSS.

David Coleman


ArtsEdSearch is a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of arts education research.

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