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  • standards

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, 14 States Have New(ish) Arts Standards

    In 2014, arts education groups released the National Core Arts Standards, a set of K-12 standards for visual art, music, dance, theater, and media arts. Since then, 14 states and the DoDEA have adopted new arts standards, according to a short report from the National Coalition for the Core Arts Standards. An additional 19 are currently revising their arts standards, and New Hampshire has updated a set of “arts competencies” using the Core Arts Standards as a model.

    Education Week
  • NEA

    January 31, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, Who Stands to Lose the Most if the NEA Is Eliminated?

    Most Americans are less familiar with the National Endowment for the Arts’s mission than with its reputation as a source of controversy and Republican ire. The NEA has long been a target for elimination by Republicans, but they’ve never succeeded in wiping it out altogether. Until, perhaps, now.

  • Capitol

    January 11, 2017

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

    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.

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