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The Arts Education Partnership (formerly known as the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership) is a private, nonprofit coalition of more than 100 national education, arts, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrate and promote the essential role of arts education in enabling all students to succeed in school, life and work. The Partnership was formed in 1995 through a cooperative agreement between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the U. S. Department of Educati on, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

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  • The GE Fund
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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The President’s Committee was created by Presidential Executive Order in 1982 to encourage private sector support and to increase public appreciation of the value of the arts and the humanities, through projects, publications and meetings.

Appointed by the President, the Committee comprises leading citizens from the private sector who have an interest in and commitment to the humanities and the arts. Its members also include the heads of federal agencies with cultural programs, such as the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the U. S. Department of Education, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Edward B. “Ted” Fiske, the former Education Editor of The New York Times, is an internationally known education correspondent, editor, and lecturer who is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading education writers and observers of school reform. He is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges (Times Books), an annual publication that is a standard part of the college admissions literature. In 1991, he published Smart Schools, Smart Kids (Simon & Schuster), which former U.S. Secretary of Education T. H. Bell called “the most important work on education to be published since A Nation at Risk.”