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  • ED.gov

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from ED.gov, U.S. Department of Education Announces FY 2017 Education Innovation & Research (EIR) Competition
    ED.gov

    On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, three notices inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research Program’s Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion competitions. View timeline for FY 2017 Early-Phase, Mid-Phase, and Expansion Competitions.

    ED.gov
  • AFTA

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from Americans for the Arts, Americans for the Arts presents the 30th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
    AFTA

    An evening with Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Reserve Your Free Tickets Now!

    Americans for the Arts
  • Capitol

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from U.S. Department of Education, New Series of ESSA Guidance
    Capitol

    The U.S. Department of Education has released a series of resources to support States in their transition to the ESSA. The Consolidated State Plan guidance, State and Local Report Cards guidance, and High School Graduation Rate guidance provide additional clarity on the role of States, districts, and schools under the ESSA to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education and that they graduate high school prepared for success in college and career.

    U.S. Department of Education
  • Capitol

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from PBS, Federal Program Uses the Arts for Reform
    Capitol

    Schools can use the arts as a reform strategy, says Kathy Fletcher, national director of Turnaround Arts, a program created by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. The program has grown from eight schools to 68 and will add 20 more next fall.

    PBS
  • supplies

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from ScienMag, Arts Education May Help Lower Stress in Economically Disadvantaged Preschoolers
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    A new study, published in the journal Child Development explores the impact that intensive arts programs in music, dance and visual arts may have on stress for children living in poverty. The study, by researchers at West Chester University and the University of Delaware, found that experiences in arts education lowered the levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress in economically disadvantaged preschoolers. The National Endowment for the Arts funded the study.

    ScienMag
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    January 11, 2017

    external resource from The Boston Globe, Arts Education Is a Process, Not Just a Product
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    Testing, along with STEM initiatives, have plunged the arts farther and farther from the perceived curricular mainstream. Although No Child Left Behind did list the arts as core curriculum, the Every Student Succeeds Act placed renewed importance on “a well-rounded education” that includes the arts. That change in perspective will take time to be understood and, sadly, even longer to be implemented.

    The Boston Globe
  • January 11, 2017

    NAEA Member Digital Badge

    NAEA Member Digital Badge

  • class

    January 4, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, How Art Can Help Children Overcome Trauma
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    Art with Heart‘s mission is to help children overcome trauma through creative expression. Through therapeutic books and programs, we help reshape emotions and behavior with chunks of clay, buckets of paint, and the incredible power of children's own deep wells of creativity. By calling on principles of trauma-informed care, we train adults and work with children to root through the deep pain they’ve experienced and draw it out, one page, one piece of art, one sculpture at a time.

    Education Week
  • Capitol

    January 4, 2017

    external resource from Arts Action Fund, Anticipating Trump's First 100 Days in Office
    Capitol

    President-elect Donald Trump has promised time and again to “Make America Great Again.” But will the Trump Administration be great for the arts? The new Administration and Congress will pass their biggest legislative changes in the first 7 to 9 months of the New Year. That's why the Arts Action Fund has developed a petition to President-elect Trump to support pro-arts policies within his Administration. Show your support by signing your name. It is more important than ever for grassroots advocates to stand together to fight for the arts at all levels of government.

    Arts Action Fund