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September 12, 2018external resource from The New York Times, Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?
Students are continuing to see teachers who are a different gender than they are, and a different skin color. Does it matter? Yes, according to a significant body of research: Students tend to benefit from having teachers who look like them, especially nonwhite students.The New York Times
July 23, 2018external resource from The Hechinger Report, A Summer Program Uses the Arts to Combat the Achievement Gap
While students of all socioeconomic classes tend to learn at about the same pace during the school year, the impact of summer learning loss is cumulative, and low-income kids can be as many as three years behind their peers by fifth grade. Baltimore is combating that trend.The Hechinger Report
July 11, 2018external resource from Education Commission of the States, What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education
Building on the first release of “What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education” in 2011, this updated guide offers three concrete actions school leaders can take to increase the arts in education in their schools.Education Commission of the States
September 14, 2018external resource from Artsy, Mark Rothko on How to Be an Artist
Famed Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko believed that art was a powerful form of communication. This article shares Rothko’s words of wisdom revealing his views on how creativity can be unlocked and encouraged.Artsy
August 29, 2018external resource from Fresh Films, Fresh Films Launches New Student Video Competition
The Milk It! Video Competition from Fresh Films invites students ages 8-16 to create a short video sharing the activities, skills, or hobbies that they're passionately pursuing for a chance to win a Go Pro Hero 6 bundle and cash for themselves and their school! Learn more & enter by October 15.Fresh Films
August 17, 2018external resource from Kia Motors America, Kia Motors and AdAge Drive Student Creativity to Cannes
Calling all creative undergraduate and graduate students! Advertising Age and Kia Motors America have joined forces to celebrate artists of the future, spearheading the first ever “Kia’s Driving Creativity” contest. Enter now through September 30.Kia Motors America
August 9, 20182019 NAEA Research Preconference
The 2019 Research Preconference is organized by the NAEA Research Commission, generously supported by the National Art Education Foundation, and open to all NAEA members.
August 8, 2018external resource from Western Governors' Association, Western Governors‘ Association Announces it’s 2019 “Celebrate the West” High School Art Competition
“Celebrate the West” is a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The 2019 competition deadline is April 28, 2019. Winners will be announced at the WGA Annual Meeting in Vail, Colorado.Western Governors' Association
July 17, 2018external resource from Americans for the Arts, Action Alert: Amendment to Cut NEA Funding Heads to the Floor
Yesterday, the House Rules Committee green-lighted an amendment sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI). His amendment would cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 million each – a 15% cut to each agency. Take two minutes to take action now to call on your Member of Congress to reject this amendment. They need to hear from you about why the arts are vital to your community and our country!Americans for the Arts
June 28, 2018external resource from Partner Lessons, An Interview with the Renown Designer Milton Glaser
NAEA member Daniel Bonnell publishes his interview with Milton Glaser. More than an artist and design, Milton Glaser has shown the world that he appears to also be a prophet of America’s politics, values and ethics.Partner Lessons
June 27, 2018external resource from Art21, Art21 Announces Free International Screening Initiative
Art21 has launched open registration for Screening Society, an international screening initiative that invites organizations to host free screenings of films from the upcoming season of thier award-winning series, “Art in the Twenty-First Century.” Screening Society was created to increase knowledge on contemporary art, spark dialogue, and inspire creative thinking for a global audience.Art21