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  • NAEP

    April 27, 2017

    Just Announced Webinar About Secondary Data for NAEP Assessment

    The National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for The Nation’s Report Card—has partnered with NCES and NEA to host a workshop that will help arts education organizations and leaders nationwide learn how to use online tools to effectively and accurately mine and interpret NAEP data on the achievement of 8th graders nationwide in music and the visual arts.

  • NAEP

    April 26, 2017

    external resource from The New York Times, U.S. Students Need More Exposure to Arts and Music, Test Shows

    When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders from public and private schools across the country took part in the test, which was part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often called the Nation's Arts Report Card.

    The New York Times
  • standards

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, 14 States Have New(ish) Arts Standards

    In 2014, arts education groups released the National Core Arts Standards, a set of K-12 standards for visual art, music, dance, theater, and media arts. Since then, 14 states and the DoDEA have adopted new arts standards, according to a short report from the National Coalition for the Core Arts Standards.

    Education Week
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  • Artsy

    April 27, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, rojectArt Revives Childhood Art Education, with Help from Some Famous Names
    Artsy

    It’s a little-known scientific fact: Before they were famous, 100% of artists were kids. And, like most kids, they doodled, sculpted, finger-painted, and followed their wildest impulses without shame, second-guessing, or self-consciousness. Of course, they soon grew up and started taking artmaking more seriously—perhaps even referring to it by the rarified euphemism of “a practice.”

    Artsy
  • NAEP

    April 26, 2017

    external resource from NPR, Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music
    NAEP

    For only the third time ever, the government released today a national report card examining the knowledge, understanding and abilities of U.S. eighth-graders in visual arts and music. And in many ways, the numbers aren't great, with little progress shown in most categories since the last time the assessment was given in 2008.

    NPR
  • NAEP

    April 26, 2017

    external resource from The Associated Press, U.S. Students Score Poorly on National Arts and Music Exam
    NAEP

    When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders from public and private schools across the country took part in the test, which was part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often called the Nation's Report Card.

    The Associated Press
  • EdWk

    April 26, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, 8th Graders' Arts Scores Hold Steady on Latest National Assessment
    EdWk

    The most recent NAEP finds that girls outperform boys and that Hispanic and Asian students' average scores have increased notably.

    Education Week
  • NAGB

    April 24, 2017

    April 25 NAEP Arts Assessment Release features Live Webinar
    NAGB

    April 25 NAEP Arts Assessment Release features Live Webinar - NAEA Among National Partners Developing Findings Toolkit

  • AEP

    April 19, 2017

    external resource from Arts Education Partnership, ArtsEd Digest - April 19, 2017 | Vol. 9, No. 7
    AEP

    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
  • FIMO

    April 13, 2017

    external resource from Staedtler , First FIMO Clay Event in North America! June 2-4, 2017
    FIMO

    Similar in style, to the popular Fimo Symposiums held in Europe annually, this promises to be a fun and exciting event! There will be 3 full workshop days featuring polymer pioneers LISA PAVELKA, MAGGIE MAGGIO and CHRISTINE DUMONT, held at the Excaliber Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration is $349 US, for all 3 days and includes opening ceremony with hors d’oevres, Bavarian night at the “Hofbräuhaus” with surprise program and dinner, closing ceremony – and course, all Fimo and Staedtler materials.

    Staedtler
  • artsy

    April 13, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, A Little-Known Award Program That Backed Barry Jenkins Is Changing Artists’ Lives
    artsy

    USA was founded in 2006, partly to fill a gap that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) left when it cut individual artist grants in 1995. Following a report published in 2003 about the experience of artists in America, four founding donor organizations—Rockefeller, Rasmuson, Ford, and Prudential—joined forces to create USA. In order to effectively survey the whole country’s artist pool, they chose a model in which some 1000 nominators are tapped to provide names of talented candidates, who are then considered by a committee.

    Artsy
  • artsy

    April 13, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, Artists’ Answer to a Changing Market? Become a Brand
    artsy

    Artists are brands now. Deal with it. Thanks to—no surprises here—social media, the internet, and the influx of money into the market, artists are transparently marketing themselves as brands, “with no apologies,” said Fitzmaurice, “just like corporate brands.” Those brand names tend to rise to the top, thanks to both the structure of the market (in which ultra-wealthy collectors compete for a handful of trophy artists) and the media landscape.

    Artsy