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Arts Education ARTS Blog

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10 (Newer!) Arts Education Fast Facts ARTS Blog

Details: Arts education remains inequitable: An academic outcomes report published by the US Department of Education in 2018 revealed that “white students earned more credits in fine arts (2.0 credits) than Asian students (1.8 credits), and both groups earned more credits than Hispanic students (1.6 credits) and Black students (1.5 credits).”.

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Innovation in Education ARTS Blog

Details: So many terms are tossed around each day in the world of education: personalized learning, student-centered learning, innovation, creativity, proficiency-based learning, 21st century skills, mass-customized learning, competency based education, and on and on. I’ve been thinking more about “innovation in education” lately. It seems that innovation can be a hiccup for many educators.

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Creating Change in Education ARTS Blog

Details: Creating change in education is not only a function of affecting classroom practice. To impact education, one must know and then act upon the network of decision-makers that determine what a child experiences each day in the classroom. The first step is to understand the way these decisions are made and revised within the entire network of decision-makers.

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The American Public Says YES to Arts Education! ARTS Blog

Details: Arts education is important at all grade levels: Nine-in-ten American adults believe that it is important for students to receive an education in the arts including dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts as part of the curriculum in elementary school (88 percent), middle school (90 percent), and high school (89 percent). This is a

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Because of Arts Education ARTS Blog

Details: Because of Arts Education…. Whether an educator, architect, doctor, volunteer, or accountant, we know the arts have had some impact on you. We know the arts develop certain skills in people that prove essential. We know that those skills lead to successes in work and life. Now is our time as a field to share these stories of impact with

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HundrEDs of Good Ideas for Arts Education ARTS Blog

Details: HundrED is a non-profit organization that discovers, researches, and shares inspiring innovations in K12 education, and was born from the notion that in a world becoming increasingly connected and globalized, education can still be very local and isolated in its practices. HundrED has identified 100 innovators for 2019 and highlighted their

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The Subversive Tack: Arts + Education ARTS Blog

Details: Arts for All is the mothership for organizing sequential K–12 arts education in Los Angeles County and our 81 school districts. (Yes, eighty-one.) More than half of these districts have signed on since 2003. In addition to providing half a million students with arts education,

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State Legislative Trends in 2021 ARTS Blog

Details: Arts Education: State legislatures annually introduce a variety of education-related legislation which directly or indirectly affects the arts. This year is no exception with over 500 pieces of legislation on education; bills range from appropriating dollars to arts educations programs to augmenting graduation requirements, or issuing

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The Intersection of Public Art and Arts Education ARTS Blog

Details: Arts Education. Arts Education leader, Anne Bamford, described arts education as being present in virtually all countries in the world (irrespective of economic status or development), yet the definition of ‘arts education’ is widely disputed on an international scale. In a review completed in 2013 by an international coalition of arts

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Strengthening Education & the Workforce Through the Arts

Details: Every Student Benefits from Arts Education. There is a myth that the purpose of arts education is to train young people for a career in the arts. While that may be the destiny for some, all students benefit when the arts are part of a well-rounded education.

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The Role of the Arts in Educating America ARTS Blog

Details: Last fall, 30 top-level decision makers and thought leaders from government, business, education, and the arts gathered at the Sundance Resort and Preserve for the Fifth Annual Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable, to discuss this year's theme - The Role of the Arts in Educating America for Great Leadership and Economic Strength.

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What to Do About Arts Education ARTS Blog

Details: The best way to give children an arts education is to do what we’re doing, only more so. Now, that doesn’t mean that the current American system for delivering arts education is perfect. Like our system for delivering education in general, it is in constant need of rejuvenation. But it does mean that the system – and it is indeed a system that in principle should be serving some 55

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Arts Education and Cognitive Development: Compiling the

Details: In January, at the annual Winter Council Meeting of the Arts Education Advisory Council, I was affirmed in my curiosity when one of the ‘trending topics’ which the council identified was the growing pile of research on the topic of arts education and cognitive development. One item which came up in discussion was the infographic published

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The Critical Role of Higher Education in Arts Education

Details: Americans for the Arts now has excellent webinars on understanding the roles of seven different constituencies that influence arts education policy: federal, state-level, school boards, superintendents, business partnerships, principals, and parents.. Perhaps I suffer from a perspective biased because of my own professional experience, but there is one glaring absence from the series: …

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The Real Goal of Arts Education, According to One Person

Details: What do I think the goal (singular) of arts education should be? I’ve decided that my answer is the same as for language arts and math--literacy. I’m coming at this answer from the perspective of teaching artist, but also an adjunct community college professor, teaching “Humanities Through the Arts” twice a semester to middle-class

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Arts Education and Bullying ARTS Blog

Details: Alright - if we had mandatory arts education we would have far less bullying. I honestly think this is true. There's been a lot of press abut bullying recently - and I'm glad there is. Bullying is a topic that has emerged in nearly every middle and high school setting in the schools with which we have residency programs using the arts.

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“Waiving” Goodbye to No Child Left Behind ARTS Blog

Details: Over the last few years, Americans for the Arts has been covering each attempt by Congress to reauthorize the Elementary & Secondary Education Act, most recently recognized as No Child Left Behind. We are pleased to say that this might be the final in a series of blog posts capturing the legislative efforts over the past few years. We began covering legislative developments in 2011, 2013 …

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Ten 2020 Trends that Will Impact the Arts ARTS Blog

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Leadership in Arts Education ARTS Blog

Details: In early May 2019, I had the honor of being one of 75 participants of the Spring 2019 American Express Leadership Academy (AELA). I gathered with others from across the country to explore our own personal strengths and weaknesses as leaders, and to collaborate on strategies to take that information and be better. Towards the end of the week, we each met for 90 minutes with an …

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Time for Revolution: Arts Education at the Ready ARTS Blog

Details: Education paralleled society in general as it progressed steadily in the United States. Public funding of education mirrored the ups and downs of the economy, and various national organizations, for example the American Federation of Teachers and the Music Educators National Conference, formed and remain in existence to this day.

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The Shooting Star of Arts Education Research ARTS Blog

Details: Yesterday, an Education Commission of the States staff member with the memorable name of Claus von Zastrow published a blog reporting the findings of an art education question included in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Math. It’s a substantial discovery—akin to when new stars are detected in a constellation, or a new species of insect is …

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Everything Arts + Education + Technology in 2014 ARTS Blog

Details: Adobe Education Exchange, Microsoft’s Bing for Education – Class Think and Apple and Education among others, are also great sites. Susan Riley’s STEM to STEAM focused Education Closet provides a wonderful platform for art integration ideas and professional development, while also offering a unique annual virtual conference.

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Arts, Education, and Leadership: Powerful Network or

Details: by Laura Reeder, Founding Executive Director, Partners for Arts Education, Syracuse, NY The 21st century movement toward less didactic and more collaborative education for our next generation has been especially focused on the place of the arts in learning. As our schools and community partners work to redesign the classroom with more experiential opportunities, we are also …

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What’s It Worth

Details: Arts majors ranked quite low in terms of median earnings—median earnings for those with a Bachelor’s degree who majored in Arts are $44,000—coming in third out of the 15 major categories, just ahead of Education, Psychology, and Social Work. However, researchers found significant earnings variations among specific majors in this group

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Blogs By Tag ARTS Blog

Details: Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. ArtsBlog

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Turning Your Community into a Classroom ARTS Blog

Details: Inspired by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a nationally recognized speaker and early childhood expert, Summit Education Initiative has started an Akron Play Book of its own. In collaboration with ArtsNow and The University of Akron’s EX[L] Center, SEI established an internship in which students were to design and implement simple, educational art installations that families with young children …

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What is Art Education For

Details: Art education in schools exists, to the extent that it exists at all, within the contexts of wider school cultures. School cultures are currently in the thrall of high stakes—undifferentiated, system-wide models of measurement and accountability.

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Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in

Details: On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study glamorously entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10.. The surveys that contributed to this report were conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), mailed to about 3,400 elementary and secondary …

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Justice in Education ARTS Blog

Details: Across the country, communities are calling for justice in education. High stakes testing, disproportionate discipline by race, and the mass closing of public schools in certain regions profoundly impact the lives of young people. In an environment where education reform, vouchers, charter schools, and increased accountability dominate the landscape, what does it mean to impact the very heart

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About ARTSblog ARTS Blog

Details: ARTSblog, the blog of Americans for the Arts, features posts on a variety of arts topics written by leading field experts. ARTSblog is a highly curated space for our staff, members, stakeholders, and constituents to share and learn from each other and gain the latest perspectives on everything in the arts field, from Arts Education to Public Art to Community Engagement through the arts and more.

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The Positive Power of Art ARTS Blog

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What You Need To Know About the New National Core Arts

Details: State education agencies and local districts determine the basis for teacher evaluation. To prevent standardized tests from narrowing children’s curriculum, arts educators should be encouraged to focus on arts learning, and classroom teachers should integrate the arts in ways that reinforce arts outcomes. In formalized educator teacher

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Top Ten Challenges to Providing More Arts Education ARTS

Details: In mid-2015, the Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission conducted a survey Oregon to gather information about what kind of arts education was provided by non-profit organizations during the 2014-15 school year. 152 organizations voluntarily responded, and while this self-selected sample may not reflect the work of all nonprofits providing arts education, it …

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Introducing Americans for the Arts’ Inclusive Creative

Details: Arts Education and the Workforce: As part of that effort to bridge the for-profit and nonprofit arts industries, we will work to identify arts education and entertainment workforce development challenges related to COVID-19 and reopening, and develop potential programming to support those working at the intersection of arts education and

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How do you say “Arts Education” in Spanish

Details: If you take a minute to reach out and feel the pulse of the arts education landscape around the country, I’m willing to bet you’ll hear the phrase “Community Engagement” a lot more than you’d expect: cultural institutions in every state provide education programs that engage the community through the arts; schools across the nation fight for arts programs that engage their students

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Boston Public Schools Arts Educators Creatively Meet the

Details: Within a week of Boston Public Schools closing its schools due to COVID-19, the district’s nearly 300 BPS visual and performing arts educators quickly shifted to offering remote learning in the arts. The creativity, responsiveness, and community approach educators brought to this task have ensured the arts remain a priority for our students during the spring and moving forward into the new

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Freestyle Love Supreme Shows Some Love for Arts Education

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Member Spotlight: Ernest Disney-Britton ARTS Blog

Details: Since its inception, the Arts Council of Indianapolis has provided programs and services to the citizens of central Indiana, and to hundreds of artists and arts organizations. Vice President of Community Impact and Investment Ernest Disney-Britton’s areas of focus include grantmaking, arts education, impact research, and equity partnerships.

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Solitary Confinement in Education and the Perils of What

Details: Education as character education, or education for a citizenry in society, has been a topic throughout the history of education, from Aristotle to the present (Dewey, 1985, Noddings, 2003; Chomsky, 2003). However, there is an increasing mismatch between educational practices and democratic values.

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Member Spotlight: ArtsEd Washington ARTS Blog

Details: ArtsEd Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making arts education equitable and accessible to every K-12 student in Washington State. Danielle Gahl has been the Executive Director since 2017, but beginning in September 2020, she will be stepping down from that role and continue to run Internal Operations for the organization.

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Member Spotlight: Darlene McClinton ARTS Blog

Details: Darlene McClinton is the grants manager for ArtsGreensboro, a community-supported nonprofit organization and the largest public and private alliance dedicated to sustaining the Greensboro, North Carolina, arts economy. McClinton also is an artist, educator, entrepreneur, collaborator, ally, and advocate. Since joining ArtsGreensboro in December 2019, she has made a significant difference in

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Three Things Music Education Did For Me #BecauseOfArtsEd

Details: When it comes to education, music has always been essential component of learning for me—whether it’s reading sheet music, learning about life, or discovering more about myself and others. Music became a part of me before I could even talk. When I was an infant,

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Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2017 ARTS Blog

Details: The Department of Education reports that access to arts education for students of color is significantly lower than for their white peers, and has declined for three decades. Yet, research shows that low socio-economic-status students have even greater increases in academic performance, college-going rates, college grades, and holding jobs with

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Here, Once Again, the Best Ten Businesses Supporting the

Details: Since 2013, the walls have displayed 50 artists and facilitated more than $166,000 in sales directly to artists. In the community, Dealer.com supports major arts causes like arts education with the organization King Street Center Kids and is the lead sponsor of Burlington’s Discover Jazz Festival, SEABA’s Art Hop, and BCA Festival of Fools.

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Ask the Senate to Support Arts Education and National

Details: On Friday, July 24, 2009, the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee passed their funding bill, setting the initial appropriation level for both the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Arts in Education programs (AIE) at the U.S. Department of Education for fiscal year 2010. The Senate Appropriations Committee is preparing to take up this funding legislation within

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Five artists redefine monuments through augmented reality

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