Alliance Policy Papers


This policy paper is intended for school leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and advocates looking for examples of what works and how to make it happen. It is divided roughly into three parts: Building the Pathway, which outlines the specific actions taken and resources created over the years of the initiative; Perception, Policy, and Practice, which describes the changes we have seen occur around those actions and resources, along with lessons learned along the way; and Policy in Action sidebars, case study examples of successful programs in school and districts who are implementing arts strategies to support Title I goals.

This policy paper underscores the Alliance's commitment to its goal of every California student receiving access to high-quality arts education. That commitment has informed our efforts to promote Title I funds being used for arts education strategies to support Title I goals, our focus on arts education as an effective strategy within the goals of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), and our work to articulate and promote arts integration throughout the curriculum.
Arts education can improve student engagement, academic achievement, parent involvement and other Title 1 goals. This paper documents a policy pathway for districts and schools to use arts strategies to achieve Title 1 goals.