10 Salient Studies on the Arts in Education

Ten studies on the role of arts in education, including research on literacy and math proficiency, community cohesion, disciplinary implications, teacher happiness and neurological impacts.

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

Publication links from the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) at the University of Minnesota, including several reports addressing previous incarnations of Arts for Academic Achievement programs.

Music Makes Us

Multiple research studies evaluating the impact of music education.

The Whole Schools Initiative - Mississippi

2011 study of the impact of arts integration in a Whole Schools Initiative in Mississippi Public Schools.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies presents this round-up of arts education impact studies from across the country. Suggested starting point – a research-based communications toolkit with easy-to-use messages and materials.

Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in the Arts

Links to standards in other disciplines are also available on this page.

National Common Core Arts Standards

 

Other Support

Articles and opinions in support of Arts Education

Practice, the Best Homework

Essay - Aura Wharton-Beck, Principal Kenwood Elementary School