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February 13, 2019external resource from Chalkbeat, Extra Arts Education Boosts Students’ Writing Scores — And Their Compassion, Big New Study Finds
...the latest study to find that giving students more access to the arts offers measurable benefits. And adding time for dance, theater, or visual arts isn’t at odds with traditional measures of academic success, according to the research — which amounts to one of the largest gold-standard studies on arts education ever conducted.Chalkbeat
January 29, 2019Research Commission Call for Nominations
The Research Commission invites nominations for the position of Associate Chair. Nominees should have a broad knowledge of research; an established record of research, grants, and publications; proven organizational and administrative capacities; demonstrated successful leadership within NAEA or a comparable organization or institution; a visionary capacity and a proactive stance with a record of initiating impactful projects. Nominate today!
February 7, 2019NAEA Research Commission Conversations
Join the NAEA Research Commission for a Conversation! Engage in the online conversation taking place Monday, February 11 - Sunday, February 17, 2019, exploring the recently published NAEA-AAMD Research Study: The Impact of Facilitated Single-Visit Art Museum Programs on Students
January 23, 2019external resource from Frieze, The US Government Shutdown’s Hard Lesson for the Arts
Federal museums ensure that art is not merely the purview of the leisured class; the impasse is an abdication of that responsibility.Frieze
January 18, 2019external resource from NAEA, NAEA Statement Regarding the Inclusion of LGBTQ Students, Families, and Employees
A statement from the President of the National Art Education Association regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ students, families, and employees.NAEA
January 18, 2019external resource from The New York Times, Can Art Make Something Happen?
Seen from the far side of David Opdyke’s street-level studio in Ridgewood, Queens, his dire new art work, “This Land” (over 16 feet wide and 8 feet tall), looks like some sort of mosaic. A grid-work array of colorful tiles (parts of which appear to be falling away toward the bottom), portrays a panoramic bird’s-eye view down both sides of a V-shaped valley, the sun rising in the pristine distance. A crisp, lush pastoral expanse.The New York Times
January 3, 2019external resource from NBC News, New murals near Super Bowl venue highlight Atlanta's civil rights legacy
As Atlanta prepares to host the Super Bowl, artists there are painting murals that highlight the city‘s civil rights and social justice legacy. The artwork adorning neighborhoods near the downtown stadium where the game will be played is part of an initiative called “Off The Wall: Atlanta’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Journey.”NBC News
December 12, 2018external resource from NEA, National Endowment for the Arts FY 2020 Funding Guidelines Posted
Guidelines and application materials for three National Endowment for the Arts funding categories- Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships-have posted on the Arts Endowment‘s website. The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.NEA
December 7, 2018external resource from The Wallace Foundation, Review of Evidence: Arts Education Research through the Lens of the Every Student Succeeds Act
Researchers from the American Institutes for Research scoured through hundreds of reports to find arts education interventions that meet the standards of evidence that ESSA requires. This report explains ESSA standards and cites 88 studies that make a range of arts-education activities eligible for ESSA. These activities focus on art forms such as visual arts, music, dance and drama. Among them are arts courses, supplies, professional development for teachers, supports for English learners and extended-learning-time programs. All of the studies cited by the report’s authors show improvements in student outcomes, such as reading, writing, math and social and emotional learning.The Wallace Foundation
November 30, 2018external resource from Daily Herald, BYU’s McKay School helps to foster an arts rich environment in local schools
One of the many initiatives made possible through the BYU ARTS Partnership is the Arts Bridge Program, which engages Brigham Young University students with teachers in local elementary schools. Through this program, BYU students are able to provide elementary classrooms with instruction in dance, drama, visual arts and music.Daily Herald
November 29, 2018external resource from Artsy, Looking at Art Could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors
New research shows that looking at artworks can help future doctors hone their observation skills, maintain objectivity, and cope with moments of uncertainty.Artsy