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June 2, 2016Local High School Student Artwork Exhibited Nationally
Artwork from students who are members of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) is scheduled for exhibition June 6 - August 31 at the headquarters of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), located in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
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
July 22, 2016external resource from NPR, 3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools
Take a look this summer inside some of America‘s garages, museums and libraries and you’ll see that the “maker movement” is thriving. And this fall, more of these chaotic workspaces, stocked with glue guns, drills and hammers, will be popping up in schools, too. But the maker movement faces some big hurdles as it pushes into classrooms.NPR
July 22, 2016external resource from Artsy, Winning Videos: “This Art is Your Art” Video Competition
Students from around the U.S. created videos for “This Art Is Your Art,” a competition hosted by the White House Historical Association, Artsy, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.Artsy
July 22, 2016external resource from U.S. Department of Education, Supporting Humanities and Arts Education
Last week, in response to demand, the agency issued a Dear Colleague Letter to similarly support humanities-based educational strategies in the 2016-17 school year. For this guidance, the agency broadly defines the humanities to include social studies (including history, civics, government, economics, and geography), literature, art, music, and philosophy, as well as other non-STEM subjects that are not generally covered by an English/language arts curriculum.U.S. Department of Education
July 21, 2016external resource from National Arts Marketing Partnership, How One Museum’s App is Connecting Visitors and Driving Institutional Change
With an impressive collection of over 1.5 million works, Brooklyn Museum is amongst New York City’s most popular destinations. Today, the Brooklyn Museum is making great strides in the landscape of audience engagement through their latest technology tool, the ASK app.National Arts Marketing Partnership
July 21, 2016external resource from TechCrunch, The Digital Age of Data Art
Many artists use as material for art the raw data produced by our societies, seeking innovative means of display or transforming it into a work of art. By blurring boundaries between art and information, data art dispels the myth of the romantic artist while offering a fundamental artistic act in a critical commentary of the digital age in which we live.TechCrunch
July 21, 2016external resource from U.S. Department of Education, Monthly ESSA Update - July 2016
Over the past month, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has released materials to help support states and school districts transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).U.S. Department of Education
July 21, 2016external resource from Education Week, Should We Protect Arts Education?
Art education provides a vitally important sandbox for learning in unconventional ways that is essential to education. With standardized tests becoming more prominent, the opportunities for play and experimentation in school curriculums is dwindling. Despite what an effective, positive influence art classes are proven to be, art education is always the first to go when there are school budget cuts. Art education should not be a question of access.Education Week
July 21, 2016external resource from U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education to Open Student Art Exhibit From the Savannah College of Art and Design
The Department’s Student Art Exhibit program features visual, literary, and performing arts created by students in U.S. and international schools. It provides students and teachers an opportunity to display creative work from the classroom in a highly public place that honors their work as an effective path to learning and knowledge for all.U.S. Department of Education
July 19, 2016external resource from eSchool News, 3 Ways Innovative Schools Advance Maker Learning for All
Maker learning inspires creativity, confidence, and passion for learning in young people. So how do you sustain a maker program, and encourage the sorts of innovative action required for this?eSchool News