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  • arts

    October 5, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, Arts Education: A Look Ahead
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    Arts education is a discipline in transition. How the arts should be taught in schools—and the scientific evidence of their impact—remains divisive. While some advocate for arts integration, others caution that maintaining a separate space for arts education is key to its survival.

    Education Week
  • AIEW

    September 13, 2017

    external resource from ECS, The Importance of Arts Education in Workforce Preparation
    AIEW

    As discussed in a new report, Bolstering Deeper Learning Through Arts in Education, research shows that arts education can have dramatic effects on critical 21st century skills, such as creativity, teamwork and perseverance. While arts education supports success across student groups, disadvantaged and at-risk youth often see even greater success through these programs.

    ECS
  • AIEW

    September 13, 2017

    external resource from ECS, Why Do We Celebrate During National Arts in Education Week?
    AIEW

    We all know that arts education is good, right? The vast majority of Americans (90 percent) believe that the arts should be a part of a well-rounded education for K-12 students. Decision makers in the U.S. Department of Education, in every state, from both sides of the aisle – and even from other sectors, such as business and science – agree. So why do we still have to celebrate during National Arts in Education Week?

    ECS
  • class

    September 11, 2017

    external resource from The Washington Post, Why All Parents Should Care about Arts Education
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    When we think about “the arts,” often we go huge: the Louvre, Broadway, Swan Lake, Picasso. Perhaps without even realizing it, though, many parents instinctively know the value of the arts and incorporate them into our children’s lives in much smaller ways. Otherwise, why would we give our toddlers that first pack of crayons?

    The Washington Post
  • September 11, 2017

    external resource from The Exponent Telegram , Examining the Benefits of Arts in Education – From Student Success to 21st Century Skills

    In a recent article, education leaders in West Virginia discuss benefits and outcomes for students participating in arts education, including the impact on student behavior and student success, as well as the benefits of integrating the arts in subject areas included in a well-rounded education.

    The Exponent Telegram
  • September 11, 2017

    external resource from Journal Now, Nine North Carolina Educators Share Their Insight on Why the Arts are Important

    A recent article, Art Smarts, explores the importance of arts in education through interviews with nine local educators in Winston-Salem, N.C. – who share their personal narratives about why the arts are important in education and how curriculums in their respective schools incorporate the arts.

    Journal Now
  • ECS

    September 11, 2017

    external resource from ECS, Beyond the Core: Advancing student success through the arts
    ECS

    Dive into this Education Trends report, Beyond the Core: Advancing student success through the arts, to explore research on how the arts bolster the development of deeper learning skills. Read examples of programs that successfully increased access to the arts in education, as well as state- and local-level policy considerations.

    ECS
  • NAHM

    September 11, 2017

    external resource from Americans for the Arts, #ShowYourArt for National Arts & Humanities Month Submissions
    NAHM

    In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, Americans for the Arts is launching a social media campaign intended to highlight personal stories under the hashtag - #ShowYourArt2017. Do you dance when no one (or everyone) is looking? Do you sit in the park (or in meetings) and draw? Have a journal filled with words or doodles? Maybe it is a public art piece or art experience that changed the way your community thinks or feels, the way you look at your work, your world or your life. We would love to have your story as part of our 31-day campaign and beyond. To participate, send an e-mail Director of Local Arts Services Ruby Harper for more details.

    Americans for the Arts
  • artsy

    September 11, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, The Artsy Podcast, No. 47: The Latest Requirement for Med Students? Studio Art
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    From Harvard to Penn State, medical schools across the country are increasingly turning to art and the humanities to train would-be doctors. On this episode, we’re joined by Columbia University’s Dr. Delphine Taylor to discuss how life-drawing classes or visits to the Met help her students tackle ambiguity and humanize their patients.

    Artsy