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  • Education Week

    December 5, 2016

    external resource from Education Week, A Model for Revitalizing Arts Education

    We have all heard the story: Arts education has suffered from years of neglect and decline in our schools to make room for tested subjects and to balance squeezed school budgets. This trend has played out in many communities across the country and particularly in large urban school districts. Students of color and those from low-income backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the decline in arts education during the school day.

    Education Week
  • election

    November 28, 2016

    external resource from Education Commission of the States, 2016 Elections Recap: Changes in State Education Leadership

    As ESSA eases federal control over education policy in individual states, education leaders and policymakers will lead the development and implementation of state-specific plans. Outcomes from the 2016 elections impact the education landscape in several states across the country, from the governor’s office to state board of education members.

    Education Commission of the States
  • PCG

    November 7, 2016

    external resource from PR Newswire, New Professional Learning Resource on New National Arts Standards

    State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and Public Consulting Group, a leading national provider of web-based tools for educators including Pepper, an online interactive professional learning platform, have partnered to provide professional development to support teachers and students in arts education.

    PR Newswire
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  • January 12, 2017

    external resource from Fallingwater, Robert and Harriet Kirkpatrick Fallingwater Education Intern

    Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications to fill our Fallingwater Education Department Internship. This intern will reside on-site, while immersing themselves in the many organizational and curricular tasks required to provide successful educational programming at Fallingwater. This is a unique opportunity to work in the education department at a world-renowned museum and architectural site.

  • chelsea

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from Agora Gallery, Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

    For decades, the competition has successfully opened up new opportunities and enhanced the careers of emerging and mid career artists while promoting the great tradition of art and ensuring its continued vibrancy in our modern world. Artists are selected by an independent jury to receive awards valued at more than $70,000, including cash prizes, a high-profile collective exhibition, magazine profiles and much more.

    Agora Gallery
  • design

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from The Atlantic, What is Design Thinking?

    Design thinking has captured the attention of educators, but there may be ambiguity about how to define the concept, says Neil Stevenson of global design company IDEO. Stevenson offers insights about the definition and its application in schools.

    The Atlantic
  • ED.gov

    January 11, 2017

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

    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.

  • 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

    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
  • January 11, 2017

    external resource from Penn State School of Visual Arts, Judy Chicago Art Education Award Invites Applicants

    The feminist art nonprofit art organization Through the Flower and the Penn State School of Visual Arts invite applications for the annual award that honors Judy Chicago, one of the Feminist Art Movement’s key founders. Educators who have developed projects related to “The Dinner Party” Curriculum Project or other materials in Penn State’s Judy Chicago Art Education Collection may submit an application for the award by February 1, 2017.

    Penn State School of Visual Arts
  • Capitol

    January 11, 2017

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

    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

    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.

  • Lowell

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, The ArtEffect Project

    The ArtEffect Project, with cash prizes totaling $13,500, teaches students their power to create positive change by honoring the legacies of Unsung Heroes from history. The competition is open to U.S. and international students in grades 6-12, and is free to enter. The final deadline to submit art is February 15, 2017. For full competition guidelines and a free 10 step art lesson plan.

    Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes