State Resources

Arts Education Partnership

The Arts Education Partnership provides information and communication about current and emerging arts education policies, issues, and activities at the national, state, and local levels.

AEP state arts education policy database



The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.

Education Week

On-line news source for K-12 leaders and policy experts.



Quadrant Arts Education Research

Arts education research with reports on status of arts education in a number of states.



National Governors Association

The collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 50 states, three territories and two commonwealths.

The National Conference of State Legislatures

The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.  NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.



The Education Commission of the States

Provides non-partisan information about education policy to help state leaders develop educational systems. State specific information and databases.