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School Climate and Measurement

All schools should be using climate data, which can be used statewide for accountability, too.


Removing Barriers to LGBTQ Student Safety and Achievement

Comprehensive protections from bullying and harassment help everyone.


January 2020Volume 20, No. 1

The Role of Arts Integration and Education in Improving Student Outcomes

If research is to inform state policy, important gaps in research should be filled.


The ESSA Arts Indicator in Illinois: A Study in the Art of Policymaking

Arts educators bring creativity and process expertise to their work on statewide accountability.


January 2020Volume 20, No. 1

Using ESSA to Leverage Arts Education Policy

Several states are using ESSA to increase access and quality in arts instruction.


January 2020Volume 20, No. 1

Using Arts Data to Match Community Organizations to School Needs

Six communities follow Chicago's lead in developing arts education census data and maps.


January 2020Volume 20, No. 1

Arts in Turnaround Strategies

A+ Schools and Turnaround Arts schools commit to a model of school improvement.


January 2020Volume 20, No. 1

Advancing Arts Education in Arizona

Arizona leverages partnerships, ESSA funding, and a diploma seal to bolster equitable access to arts learning.