Creating a State Data Culture to Inform Investments in Arts Education
The last 15 years have witnessed a revolution in state education data systems that is creating new opportunities to track students’ access to and participation in arts education. Yet most states have yet to report on the arts education data they already collect, depriving policymakers and funders of information they could use to address the most pressing needs in their states and communities.

Join a webinar to examine a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts and Education Commission of the States to build states’ capacity to report on the arts education data they collect. The webinar will focus on the climate for such work in states, strategies and tools for supporting state-level data efforts, and the value of incorporating arts education data into broader efforts to promote a culture of information in states.

Participants will learn about the initiative’s current and forthcoming resources, including:
• A report on arts education metrics most states can track;
• A 50-state comparison of states’ capacity to report on those metrics;
• Two future toolkits: One to help stakeholders plan an arts education data initiative, with insights on how to request, process, and report on data; another to help arts education champions communicate about arts education data;
• Plans to provide technical assistance for select states.

The webinar will discuss how this work complements and reinforces efforts to track arts education data at the state level. The end of the webinar will feature robust discussions about challenges and opportunities for advancing this work.

Who:
• Ayanna Hudson, Director of Arts Education, National Endowment for the Arts
• Claus von Zastrow, Principal, Education Commission of the States

When:
• Tuesday, June 25 from 2pm to 3pm Eastern Standard Time

This webinar is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts and Education Commission of the State, in association with Grantmakers for Education and Grantmakers in the Arts.

Jun 25, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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