Reinvesting In Arts Education

Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools

The President's Council on the Arts and the Humanities

Student Painting

The President's Council on the Arts and the Humanities was established in 1982 under President Reagan and is an advisory committee to the White House.  This report, published in 2011, builds on 18 months of research into best practices of implementation, classroom structure, strategies and various other aspects of arts education.  The report is divided into five recommendations: 

1. Build collaborations among different approaches. 
2. Expand in-school opportunities for teaching artists.
3. Develop the field of arts integration. 
4. Utilize federal and state policies to reinforce the place of arts in K-12 education.
5. Widen the focus of evidence gathering about arts education.