How a Partnership Transforms American Education Through the Arts

Monday, October 13, 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr

Organized by Susan McCalmont, executive director, Kirkpatrick Foundation and Jeanne Butler, consultant. Presented by Susan McCalmont; Sandra S. Ruppert, director, Arts Education Partnership; and Edith Harvey, director, Improvement Program, US Dept. of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.

An education in and through the arts can make a significant contribution to student achievement, economic development, and community life. The Arts Education Partnership (AEP)—a Washington D.C.-based national coalition of more than 100 arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations—demonstrates and promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America’s schools. AEP serves as the nation’s leading source for timely and accurate information on arts education policy, research, and advocacy. Meet the new Director of AEP, learn latest research findings and discuss how partnerships, such as those developed through AEP, can help advance an agenda designed to keep the arts strong in public schools.

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