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June 11, 2018external resource from Time, Meet the Parkland Teacher Behind That Emotional Performance at the Tony Awards
Herzfeld will receive the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday — marking a positive start to the summer for her and her students after a difficult and life-altering past few months in the aftermath of the deadly shooting earlier this year.Time
May 22, 2018NAEA Statement in Response to the Santa Fe High School Shooting of May 18, 2018
The National Art Education Association calls for urgent action on the part of our nation’s leaders in the wake of the deadly and horrific mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX.
May 2, 2018U.S. Department of Education Announces New Funding Round for Arts in Education Mode Development and Dissemination Grants
Following Congressional approval of a $2 million increase in FY18 funding for the Assistance for Arts Education program, the U.S. Department of Education announced yesterday a new grant competition, with a very quick turn-around time for letters of intent to apply.
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
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
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
June 15, 2018external resource from eSchool News, 8 Reasons Why We Should Combine Art + Math
With declining U.S. student math scores, our schools would be wise to adopt a new formula that is sure to paint a prettier picture for the country’s STEM rankings. Combining math and art classes may in fact draw better math performance for American youth, starting as early as elementary school. Here are eight reasons why schools would benefit from merging math and art classes.eSchool News
June 11, 2018external resource from U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education Announces New Website to Assist State Education Policy Makers Access ESSA Resources
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Comprehensive Center Network (CC Network) website. The CC Network website brings together a compilation of more than 700 resources developed by 23 Comprehensive Centers and over 200 projects currently underway in states across the country and makes searching by state or topic.U.S. Department of Education
June 7, 2018external resource from Vans Custom Culture, Vans Names Hixson High School In Tennessee 2018 Custom Culture Competition Winner; Awards $75,000
Vans, the original action sports brand and icon of creative expression, named Hixson High School from Hixson, Tennessee as the grand prize winner of the ninth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition. Vans and its program partners, including Journeys, Yoobi, Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) and Americans for the Arts, awarded $75,000 towards the school’s arts education program. The remaining finalists – Fontainebleau High School, Larned High School, Middle Township High School, and Moanalua High School – will each receive $10,000 toward their arts program and a limited-edition Vans gift.Vans Custom Culture
June 7, 2018external resource from The Washington Post, There’s an edgy art show on tolerance. Where? At Betsy DeVos’s agency.
High-school students have contributed artwork to an exhibition at the US Department of Education on the theme of “Total Tolerance.” The display includes 20 works that explore themes related to racism, gender identity and immigration.The Washington Post
June 7, 2018external resource from Arts Professional, Global Teacher Of The Year – an Art Teacher – Says, ‘We Must Make Parents Value Arts In Schools.’
The arts and education sectors must collaborate more deeply to ensure parents value arts subjects and encourage their children to take them, or take up will continue to decline, Global Teacher of the Year Andria Zafirakou has warned. She urged the creative industries to come into schools to discuss their work and called for society to develop strong answers to the question: ‘What is art gonna get you’?Arts Professional