Every Student Succeeds Act

This is an important blog post from Beth Lambert, the Visual & Performing Arts Specialist from the ME Dept. of Ed., regarding the recent federal education law that replaces No Child Left Behind, the Every Student Succeeds Act and how it effects the arts.

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The State of Things

Visual and Performing Arts Specialist at the Maine Department of Education, Beth Lambert will 4747f3_e307e6fa3fd747b697c839e1e95fd0f9periodically be writing blog posts under the title of “The State of Things”. Today is her first offering on the topic of Every Student Succeeds Act, the new legislation from the federal government. I know you join me in appreciating what Beth has to offer in this post and in future posts. If you have questions or feedback for Beth please contact her at beth.lambert@maine.gov.

On Thursday, December 10th, 2015, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became the new federal education law of the land. In an effort to contrast the heavy-handed federal accountability requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), ESSA has shifted much more responsibility for educational policy to the state level.

So, what does this mean for Arts Education?

No Child Left Behind included the arts in…

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