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$25M Recommended for Arts Education in FY15

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The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies released its draft bill and report for FY15, recommending $25 million for the Arts in Education program at the Department of Education. The program would remain as a stand-alone program within the Department. Per the report, funding will be used for competitive awards for arts education, professional development activities, model arts education programs, evaluation and dissemination, and for the support of NEA partnerships. This recommendation is the same amount that the program recieved in FY14. Next, the bill must be considered by the full Senate Appropriations Committee.