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Thursday, March 15, 2012

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NationalAssembly of State Arts Agencies

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Executive Director's Column

Advocating for Arts Education: Three Strategies

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

Although a growing body of evidence demonstrates the valuable learning benefits that it provides, arts education continues to be viewed as optional in the curriculum and marginalized in terms of resources. This month, I share three strategic recommendations for advocates of arts education.

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

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Legislative Update

A Legislative Agenda for Advocacy

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

At the start of each year's congressional session, NASAA works with the other arts service organizations engaged in legislative advocacy to draw up our collective policy agenda for the coming months. . . .

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State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Fresh approaches to promoting the economic value of the arts: Public opinion polling in Massachusetts . . . Evaluating cultural districts in Maryland . . . Economic impact data from Michigan . . . SmART Cities and Towns in North Carolina . . .

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Research on Demand

Fiscal Year 2012 Legislative Appropriations

NASAA Research Associate henry Clapp

Twice each year, NASAA collects comprehensive information on state arts agency revenues. The most recent survey collected details on states' fiscal year 2011 and 2012 budgets. In addition to the facts provided in the new report, NASAA can customize data to help you answer questions from your council, legislators, the press or the public. . . .

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