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November 13, 2017external resource from Education Week, How to Assess Arts Education—And Why You Should
There is broad acknowledgment that schools are playing catch-up as we head into the 21st century. Technology and resulting innovation are rapidly changing our culture, making it imperative that schools change as well.Education Week
October 5, 2017external resource from Education Week, Arts Education: A Look Ahead
Arts education is a discipline in transition. How the arts should be taught in schools—and the scientific evidence of their impact—remains divisive. While some advocate for arts integration, others caution that maintaining a separate space for arts education is key to its survival.Education Week
April 26, 2017external 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.The New York Times
December 13, 2017external resource from Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Explores Arts Integration in Early Learning
Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning will bring together community leaders in five diverse cities to spark a dialogue about early learning through the arts. The project, funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is being implemented in partnership between Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a national leader in early childhood arts integration; and the Institute for Child Success (ICS) an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization.Wolf Trap
December 13, 2017external resource from Market Business Insider, New Three-Year Initiative Seeks to Diversify Art Museum Leadership
The Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation launched a $6 million initiative to support programs and strategies to diversify art museums’ curatorial and management staff. Twenty programs at museums across the country will receive funding over a three-year period, and will focus on areas such as mentorship and leadership training, career apprenticeships, and fellowship programs, among others.Market Business Insider
December 8, 2017external resource from Artsy, What Art History Tells Us about Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year
For centuries, the color purple has been associated with greatness: immense power, big personalities, and artistic genius. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar swathed their palaces and their bodies with it. Impressionists like Claude Monet became so obsessed with the color, they were accused by critics of contracting “violettomania.” And then, of course, pop god Prince branded his funky, supremely iconoclastic music with deep, dewy violet—a mystical force he dubbed “purple rain.”Artsy
December 7, 2017external resource from U.S. Department of Education , Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education
Seventeen-year-old Keevon Howard has mastered one cardinal rule laid down by his high school art teacher, one that resonates beyond the classroom. “Don’t erase,” his teacher counselled — accept the mistake and weave it into your composition. Coping is a vital life skill, she said, so whatever you put on the paper, that’s what you deal with.U.S. Department of Education
December 5, 2017Arts Sector Harmed in Tax Bills
Early Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed a tax reform bill along an almost exclusively party-line vote of 51-49 with all Republicans voting yes, except for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who opposed it for the $1.5 trillion in debt that would be created.
December 1, 2017external resource from Artsy, Are Smartphones Keeping Us from Appreciating Art?
There is a rich discussion as to how the technology in our pockets is impacting our day-to-day lives. For instance: Should we bring our phones to a museum, especially if we’re looking to have a rewarding, meditative experience with a work of art?Artsy
November 29, 2017external resource from ArtsEd Digest, Twelve Afterschool Programs Receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
This November, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in cooperation with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, presented the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award recognizes and supports creative and innovative programs that engage students outside of school, and promote student success with visible results.ArtsEd Digest
November 17, 2017external resource from NASA, NASA Art Contest - Calling All Artists - Grades K–12!
We would like to welcome you to participate in this year’s NASA Langley Research Center Centennial Art Contest. Theme: “The Next 100 Years”. Entries must be received by midnight, EST on December 31, 2017.NASA