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  • Capitol

    May 23, 2017

    President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Continues Call for Elimination of Federal Cultural Agencies

    President Trump’s detailed budget for FY2018 was released on May 23, and this proposed budget shows an elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), among other federal agencies and programs. The proposed funds for these agencies in the budget are “to allow them to phase out” over the next year.

  • NAEP

    April 26, 2017

    external resource from The New York Times, U.S. Students Need More Exposure to Arts and Music, Test Shows

    When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders from public and private schools across the country took part in the test, which was part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often called the Nation's Arts Report Card.

    The New York Times
  • 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.

    Education Week
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