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Arts and Design Added into Career and Technical Education Bill

Today, the House Education Committee unanimously approved H.R. 5587, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, by a vote of 37-0. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Since 1984, this law has provided federal support to state and local career and technical education (CTE) programs […]

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Americans for the Arts Joins 51 National and State Arts and Arts Education Organizations in Filing Joint Comments

August 1 marked the U.S. Department of Education’s deadline for public comments to the agency’s proposed regulations for state plans and accountability. The regulations are part of the implementation phase of the new K-12 education law passed in December 2015, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Over 21,000 comments were submitted in response to the agency’s […]

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Reps. Alcee Hastings and Walter Jones Lead Letter to Protect Military Bands

Reps. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Walter Jones (R-NC) led a bipartisan letter in support of the military bands of the United States Armed Forces. Americans for the Arts endorsed the letter, along with 19 organizations. Earlier this year during House consideration of the FY17 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293), Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) […]

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Career and Technical Education Bill Passes the House

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize career and technical education (CTE) programs that serve high school students. The bill, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), aims to provide more flexibility around the use of federal funding for CTE programs and increase public-private partnerships that help […]

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Coalition of Arts Organizations Unite Behind Arts and Culture Statement to Next Administration

Americans for the Arts joined with 65 arts organizations (and growing) to demonstrate to a new Administration how the arts can (and should) be included in its broader policy priorities under development. As presidential transition teams work on planning for a next Administration to take office in January 2017, Americans for the Arts joined the […]

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