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  • 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. An additional 19 are currently revising their arts standards, and New Hampshire has updated a set of “arts competencies” using the Core Arts Standards as a model.

    Education Week
  • NEA

    January 31, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, Who Stands to Lose the Most if the NEA Is Eliminated?

    Most Americans are less familiar with the National Endowment for the Arts’s mission than with its reputation as a source of controversy and Republican ire. The NEA has long been a target for elimination by Republicans, but they’ve never succeeded in wiping it out altogether. Until, perhaps, now.

    Artsy
  • Capitol

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from PBS, Federal Program Uses the Arts for Reform

    Schools can use the arts as a reform strategy, says Kathy Fletcher, national director of Turnaround Arts, a program created by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. The program has grown from eight schools to 68 and will add 20 more next fall.

    PBS
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  • Trump

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, Artist Sending Trump Artwork Every Day to Protest Elimination of the NEA
    Trump

    This past Sunday, artist Paul Weston vowed to mail one piece of art to Donald Trump every day for the next four years of his presidency. Why? “I’m not his biggest fan,” says Weston. “But I thought, ‘If he keeps taking things away—arts funding, basic rights—I’m going to keep giving.’”

    Artsy
  • February 22, 2017

    external resource from KQED, “My Art is Not a Bridge—It's a Battery”

    Marc Bamuthi Joseph of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts writes, “I believe that art isn‘t other, it is of us, and must be integrated into the cycle of social progress in a systematic way...At my organization, we hold fast to a rigorous curatorial standard while literally wondering aloud a question—one that will hopefully be on everyone's minds: 'Can we design freedom?’”

    KQED
  • Capitol

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, Arts, Humanities Educators Fear Endowment Cuts - But there's no word yet on Trump plans
    Capitol

    Arts and humanities educators are calling for renewed support for their fields following reports that President Donald Trump's administration is considering scrapping the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities—a move that advocates say would be both a practical and symbolic loss for education.

    Education Week
  • Preparing Educators for Arts Integration

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from Teachers College Press, Book Release: Preparing Educators for Arts Integration
    Preparing Educators for Arts Integration

    A new book, “Preparing Educators for Arts Integration,” edited by Lesley University professors, Gene Diaz and Martha Barry McKenna, will be released on Feb. 24. This book was developed through the work of the Arts Education Partnership's Higher Education Working Group. It examines communities of practice, approaches to professional development and empirically tested models to integrate the arts in K-12 curriculum.

    Teachers College Press
  • snapchat

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from CNBC, Snap Inc. Creates Foundation to Support the Arts and Education
    snapchat

    The founders of Snap Inc., the parent company of popular social media app Snapchat, recently announced the creation of the Snap Foundation. Joining the ranks of other tech industry leaders forming philanthropic organizations, the two men are donating approximately $300 million in stock over the next 15-20 years. The new foundation will focus on supporting arts, education and youth nonprofit organizations.

    CNBC
  • kennedy

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from The Kennedy Center, Kennedy Center Seeks Proposals for Eight VSA Programs
    kennedy

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking contract proposals for eight VSA programs, including professional development, visual arts, digital storytelling and more. These initiatives – through the Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Programs – will aim to create equitable opportunities for students and artists with disabilities to have access to high-quality arts education, teachers trained to include students with disabilities, cultural and artistic institutions, and the support to develop artistic skill. The deadline for proposal submission is March 15, 2017.

    The Kennedy Center
  • Ringgold

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from AARP, Faith Ringgold: Artist, Author… Game Inventor?
    Ringgold

    Faith Ringgold has been a painter, sculptor, author, educator and activist. She has had exhibits in museums and galleries around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. At 86, she has just sold her first large painting called “Die,” to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

    AARP
  • NAEA17

    February 20, 2017

    Art and Design Educators to Convene in New York
    NAEA17

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  • NCCAS

    February 16, 2017

    external resource from NCCAS, NCCAS Releases Update on State Arts Standards Adoption
    NCCAS

    The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has released a report entitled “The Status of Arts Standards Revisions in the United States since 2014.” The report is the result of an analysis of states who have revised their standards since the publication of the National Core Arts Standards in June 2014.

    NCCAS