A central belief of the California Alliance for Arts Education is that an equitable education for all children includes a high quality arts education. Innovative arts strategies can also play an essential role in raising student achievement in some of our lowest performing schools. Title I, the largest federal education block grant program, is dedicated to closing the achievement gap for students living in poverty. The Alliance’s Title I Initiative is dedicated to helping school leaders understand how arts strategies can play a role in meeting student achievement goals in Title I schools.
Over the last several years, the California Alliance for the Arts has developed a number of tools and resources for teachers and education leaders to better understand Title I, and to support them with planning, developing, and advocating for Title I and the arts. Check them out here.