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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
November 1, 2018external resource from The Association of Art Musuem Directors, Upcoming Exhibition at U.S. Department of Education Puts Creative Spotlight On Collaborations between Nation’s Art Museums & Partnerships With Schools
Beginning November 5, 2018, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will present an exhibition of works by children from across the country, produced as a part of their participation in art education programs organized collaboratively by art museums and their local schools or youth programs.The Association of Art Musuem Directors
September 12, 2018external resource from The New York Times, Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?
Students are continuing to see teachers who are a different gender than they are, and a different skin color. Does it matter? Yes, according to a significant body of research: Students tend to benefit from having teachers who look like them, especially nonwhite students.The New York Times
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
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
November 28, 2018external resource from cape, Boeing awards CAPE $40,000 for STEM+Arts in Chicago Public Schools
Boeing has announced that Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) will receive $40,000 to support its ongoing work to integrate the visual, digital, and performing arts into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classrooms at in Chicago Public Schools.cape
November 20, 2018external resource from NPR, NPR Launches Podcast Challenge To Amplify Student Voices
Beginning January 1, 2019, teachers and students across the country — with help from the audio experts at NPR — will be able to turn their classrooms into production studios, their assignments into scripts, and their ideas into sound. NPR's Education Team is providing training materials and resources — how to use a smartphone to record audio, how to conduct an interview, audio storytelling tips and tricks — for both teachers and students. To help classrooms get started, NPR will also share suggested, but not required prompts, along with a set of criteria that judges will use to pick winning podcasts.NPR
November 9, 2018external resource from NAEA, NAEA School for Art Leaders: Apply now!
The NAEA School for Art Leaders at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art provides a transformative experience for art educators that both inspires and prepares them to become active leaders of positive change in the field of art education. Apply now to be a part of the School for Art Leaders Class of 2019!NAEA