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September 6, 2016external resource from Artsy, Forget the SAT, This New Standardized Test Measures Artistic Ability
The New Hampshire Department of Education is leading the charge to reduce the rush of high-stakes standardized testing in schools. Any way you score them, those bubble sheets can’t capture the potential young artists and creatives hold.Artsy
May 9, 2016external resource from Huffpost Education, Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education
Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the arts in rethinking education.Huffpost Education
April 7, 2016Message from the President: The Power of a Good Story
Never underestimate the power of a good story! Studies show that we are naturally wired to remember stories much more than data, facts, and figures. *Psychology Today* magazine states that telling stories is the best way to teach, persuade, and even understand ourselves.
September 23, 2016external resource from Department of Education, ESSA Update - September 23, 2016
At the end of the tour, the Department released non-regulatory guidance, “Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments,” to help stakeholders make more effective education investments by leveraging relevant, rigorous evidence to improve outcomes for students under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The first part of the document describes steps for using evidence as part of a larger decision-making process, which also includes identifying local needs, engaging stakeholders, and continuous improvement. The second part of the document provides clear guidance on the definition of “evidence-based” in ESSA, including recommendations on how to identify the level of evidence for various interventions.Department of Education
September 23, 2016external resource from Young Arts, A Very Brief History of The United States - September 27
This event is being presented in celebration of the third annual YOUNGARTS AWARENESS DAY: September 27, 2016 | 6PM | Millennium Stage, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. | FREE and open to the publicYoung Arts
September 22, 2016external resource from The Washington Post, The Stunning Geographic Divide in American Creativity
The creative class has, for better or worse, primarily been associated with big American cities along the coasts: out of Richard Florida‘s top 20 creative-class cities in 2015, only one — Dublin, Ohio—was located in a non-coastal state. But new data recently released by the National Endowment for the Arts suggests that there's an awful lot of creativity happening far inland from America’s coastal tech and arts hubs.The Washington Post
September 21, 2016external resource from Arts Education Partnership, ArtsED Digest - September 21, 2016 Vol. 8, No.19
The Arts Education Partnership, a center at Education Commission of the States, serves as the nation‘s hub for individuals and organizations committed to making high-quality arts education accessible to all U.S. students. AEP gathers and analyzes research and education policy information, fosters dialogue about what works in arts education, and supports advocacy for improved education policy and practice in America’s schools.Arts Education Partnership
September 19, 2016external resource from Learning First Alliance, Will ESSA Follow the Bumpy Road of Common Core? Or Will It Blaze a New Path?
If all goes well, about this time next year the new ESSA roll out in your state will be beginning. It will reflect your local input to your state’s plan and process. Your staff will be on board as they are fully aware of the new approach and have been given ample time to prepare for implementation. And your students and their families know just what to expect and what is expected of them.Learning First Alliance
September 19, 2016external resource from The Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens September 24
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on September 24th! The museum, although not established by law until 2003, was envisioned in 1915. Its opening reflects 100 years of work by figures such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and Rep. John Lewis. DISCOVER THE HISTORY and TAKE AN INTERACTIVE TOURThe Smithsonian
September 19, 2016external resource from Americans for the Arts, KRIS Wine and Americans for the Arts Relaunch “Art of Education" Campaign as "Art of Giving”
This fall, consumers can support public arts nationwide as they enjoy KRIS, one of America’s most popular Italian Pinot Grigios. KRIS and Americans for the Arts are partnering again for the seventh consecutive year. Over the past six years, the “Art of Education” program awarded over $350,000 in grants to schools in the United States to improve academic achievement through quality arts education. Now called the “Art of Giving,” this year’s campaign has broadened its purview to focus on public art. Voting ends October 31.Americans for the Arts
September 19, 2016external resource from Artsy, How Ancient Greek and Roman Art Can Speak to a Digital Age
A common misconception is that the ancient Greek art is, well, ancient. This is partly due to the way it is displayed—as stoic, still objects in a museum, not as pieces animated by a living relevant context. A new exhibition at the the Museum of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge titled “RECASTING” uses the university’s robust collection of over 600 19th-century plaster casts of Classical sculptures to shake up the conventional timeline. Juxtaposing the work of seven contemporary artists with the Greek and Roman sculptures, the exhibition looks to showcase the enduring importance of ancient art and trace how artmaking in the present is tied to the artmaking of thousands of years ago.Artsy