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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in the visual and performing arts—a key component of a well-rounded education. This piece highlights the efforts of California, Kentucky, and New Jersey to expand arts access and urges boards to use data collection and state accountability systems to identify and address gaps in access to arts education.


Focusing on Gaps in Access to Arts Education





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Leading and Governing

Is there another domestic policy space more complicated than state education governance? In the face of the 50-plus ways of constructing state systems of public education in this country, the authors in this issue of The Standard attempt to tease out what constitutes strong leadership and effective governance.
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Preparing Principals through High-Quality Internships

To equip and retain more high-quality school leaders, states can encourage principal internships as a key part of preparation.

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