February 2003

This publication draws overarching lessons from the work of the three ChallengeArts projects: the Center for Arts Education in New York City, the Minneapolis Arts for Academic Achievement program, and the national Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge.  The report offers insights from arts education for school reofrm practitioners (build reform from within; make excellence equitable) and lessons from standards-based reform for arts educators (rethink accountability; begin with permanence in mind).