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September 28, 2016external resource from Education Week, Compare the Candidates: Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Education?
The Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, and Republican nominee Donald Trump have yet to release comprehensive K-12 policy plans. To give a sense of where they stand, Education Week reviewed their statements, proposals, and positions on a dozen education policy issues, from school choice to school safety. Some material is drawn from their 2016 presidential campaigns, some from before they began their current quests for the White House.Education Week
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
September 28, 2016external resource from Education Week, Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset’
For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in professional journals—and there it stayed. However, my colleagues and I learned things we thought people needed to know. We found that students’ mindsets—how they perceive their abilities—played a key role in their motivation and achievement, and we found that if we changed students’ mindsets, we could boost their achievement.Education Week
September 28, 2016external resource from PBS News Hour, Boston Brings the Music Back by Boosting Arts Education
At a time when schools across the country are cutting arts education, this city is aiming to make it universal. Myran Parker-Brass, a classically trained mezzo-soprano who sang for the Boston Symphony, is working to provide weekly arts education to all middle and elementary Boston public school students. And she’s not stopping there. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.PBS News Hour
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 Artsy, How to Create Gender Equality in the Arts, According to Four Female Museum Directors
Earlier this week, four female museum directors gazed up at an image of a woman sporting the all-caps slogan “The Future is Female.” They were gathered to discuss the dearth of women in art-world leadership roles—and what it takes to get there. “I hope that the future is female—at least balanced female, male, and they,” mused Anne Pasternak, who recently became the first female director of the Brooklyn Museum. “But we have a long way to go, very clearly.”Artsy
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