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2016 School Board Candidate Survey Results

The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership recognizes that understanding candidates’ views on arts education is important to voters. A healthy arts education ecosystem depends on many factors, and support of arts education by school board members represents a critical part of the ecosystem. Their support contributes to the thriving programs, student performances and memorable arts […]

NEW! Eagleton Poll Shows Statewide Support for Arts Education



“ARTS ED NOW” CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES SEPT 12, 2016 NJ arts education advocates plan activities across the state to help kick off multi-year initiative to increase participation in arts education in schools. The NJ-based Arts Ed Now campaign will officially launch on September 12, 2016 during national Arts Education Week – with advocates featuring the initiative […]

Taking the lead on ArtsEdNow with Michele Russo

I had an opportunity to speak with Michele Russo, President and CEO of Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Recently, it came to our attention that YANJEP included information on ArtsEdNow on the back cover of their resource guide. The NJAEP applauds their initiative and wants to share their campaign engagement model with you. […]

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 36th Annual Governor’s Awards in Arts Education

TRENTON— 6/8/16 – On May 26, 2016 the Patriot’s Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton was the place to be for inspirational speeches and remarkable performances. The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJAEP) along with the New Jersey Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey […]

State of the Arts: One Million Public School Students Participate in Arts Education

96% of Elementary School, 89% Middle School and 50% of High School Students are actively participating in the arts. Interactive School Performance Dashboards for Arts Education Released on www.artsednj.org More than one million students participated in public school arts education programs during the most recent school year according to data released by the New Jersey […]

Visual and Performing Arts Grade Weighting Bill Wins Committee Approval

New Jersey Legislature Passes Arts Grade Weighting Bill On January 11, 2016, the New Jersey Legislature passed our Arts Education Grade Weighting Bill A311 in a unanimous vote in both the Assembly and the Senate. The bill now goes to Governor Christie for signature. We do not know at this point if he will sign […]

House of Representatives Passes ESEA Reauthorization. On to the Senate!

We’re pleased to let you know that today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the conference agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by a final vote of 359 – 64. The bill has many positive arts education provisions including the retention of arts and music as part of a “Well-Rounded Education.” […]

The 2016 NJ Visual & Performing Arts Ed Survey to Launch 2/1

2016 New Jersey Visual and Performing Arts Education Survey Set for February 1st Launch Repeat of Ground-Breaking Project to Measure State-Wide Arts Education Now more than ever it is critical we understand the status and condition of arts education in our schools. To help us develop this understanding the New Jersey Visual and Performing Arts […]

NJASA Partnership Corner: ArtsEdNow – NJAEP Leads the Way

ON TARGET 2015 – Bob Morrison, Chairman of New Jersey Arts Education Partnership featured in NJASA’s Partnership Corner

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