U.S. Department of Education Awards $13.4 Million in Grants to 34 Organizations to Enhance Teaching and Learning Through Arts Education

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U.S. Department of Education Awards $13.4 Million in Grants to 34 Organizations to Enhance Teaching and Learning Through Arts Education

October 8, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $13.4 million to 34 organizations to help arts educators grow and improve arts instruction, and share effective models of arts in education that support student achievement in the arts and other areas.

"The arts are an essential part of a well-rounded educational experience, and all students deserve access to high-quality arts instruction," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Great arts educators can help students grow and succeed inside and outside of the classroom."

These grantees are supported by two distinct programs, Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD), and Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE). AEMDD grants support school districts and non-profit organizations with arts expertise to create materials that can be integrated into arts disciplines across elementary and middle schools. The Professional Development for Arts Educators program supports professional development for arts educators that use innovative approaches to improve and expand arts education programs.

Grantees are listed below.

FY14 Professional Development Arts Educators Program Grantees

Location Funded Applicants by State Amount
Arizona
Phoenix Osborn School District $42,389
California
Fresno Fresno County of Education $342,985
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District $230,652
Florida
Largo School Board of Pinellas County $203,484
Sarasota School Board of Sarasota County $144,660
Illinois
Chicago Board of Education—City of Chicago 299 $349,851
Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 $346,476
Cook Cook County School District 104 $349,834
Rockford Rockford Public Schools District 205 $295,248
Louisiana
Harvey Jefferson Public Schools $347,842
New York
Flushing NYC—Department of Education $313,797
New York City NYC—District #75 $345,467
Oregon
Oakridge Lane County School District 76 $321,529
Texas
Austin Austin Independent School District $349,441
Fort Worth Fort Worth Independent School District $350,000
Washington
Renton Puget Sound Educational Service District $350,000
Wisconsin
Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Schools $315,998

FY14 Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program Grantees

Applicant Name State Amount
The School District of Palm Beach Florida $533,041
Topeka Public Schools Kansas $432,083
The ArtsConnection, Inc. New York $496,158
Cherokee County School District Georgia $464,482
Eureka City Schools California $546,764
Springfield School District #19 Oregon $545,783
Arts Corps Washington $293,294
Youth in Action Maine $385,172
Studio in a School Association, Inc. New York $518,070
Dramatic Results California $500,000
Alameda County Office of Education California $441,044
Cleveland Play House Ohio $444,050
Mind Meets Music, Inc. Michigan $494,850
Town of Andover Massachusetts $448,099
Urban Arts Partnership New York $542,866
School District of the City of River Rouge Michigan $541,381
Glendale Unified School District California $494,621
Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services New York $397,830