In Crayola's recent report, There's More to Art Than Meets The Eye: An Exploration on the Current Culture of Creativity in Schools, we identified strong adoption and understanding of the impact of an integrated, arts-rich educational experience in preparing students for 21st Century success.
One actionable finding that could bring more resources to your classroom or school, is the amount of ESSA Funding that is not being fully utilized. With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, schools were given a multitude of opportunities to grow creative teaching practices and arts-based learning opportunities within their curriculum, with several funding streams allocated for different purposes.
Based on data from our survey, and the percentage of schools that have taken no action to access ESSA funding to incorporate the arts, it could be inferred that without state-level guidance, some schools are either unaware of the opportunities within ESSA or feel that the arts-specific components have a lower prioritization in terms of student success.We suggest reviewing your school's utilization of ESSA Funding opportunities to ensure that your students have access to all available resources for integrating arts and STEAM into your curriculum.
To read the complete report, click here. To download the Infographic, click here <LINK>.