Principal Supplement September/October 2016: Champion Creatively Alive Children

While there are still many questions about the implementation of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there’s good news in it for arts education. The term “core academic subjects” has given way to “a well-rounded education,” and the arts still have a place at the table—music and art are listed among the components of a well-rounded education, defined as having “the purpose of providing all students access to an enriched curriculum and educational experience.”

Recognizing the importance of arts education is in keeping with NAESP's commitment to fostering creativity in schools. This is the sixth year that NAESP and Crayola have teamed up to develop a special supplement to Principal, as part of a mission to support arts-infused education. In it you'll find profiles of schools across the country awarded arts education grants, and learn how they invested in their students' capacity for creativity. Visit the Champion Creatively Alive Children page to learn more about these efforts and how they could help your school through grants and free professional development.

Click here to read the digital edition.


Art as Personal Identity Narratives
Visual gateways to exploring self & others.

Meet Title I Goals Using the Arts
The California Alliance for Arts Education provides insights for principals.

Communities Commit to Collaboration
Creating strong partnerships within & beyond schools.

Technology & Creativity Blend to Deepen Learning
Artistic processes & curiosity drive tech-enabled teaching.

Celebrating a Culture of Inquiry
On the quest for mindfulness & quality questions.

Uncover & Unleash Students’ Creative Potential
Translating research into practice.

20 Innovative Ideas
From the 2015-2016 Champion Creatively Alive Children grant winners.