Arts Education Tag

Theatre Director Highlights Renewed Need for Arts Education

According to youth theater director Shana Bestock, arts education can provide opportunities for students to develop key social and emotional learning skills and, even amid the pandemic, can still be creatively taught. Bestock shares some suggested ways to adapt theatre and music lessons in a...

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Using Data to Strengthen Arts Education During and After Pandemic

A partnership between the Education Commission of the States and the National Endowment of the Arts resulted in a toolkit designed to help school systems, education leaders, advocates, and researchers capitalize on publicly reported state education data to improve access to quality arts education. Under...

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New Mexico School District Values Arts Education

As the New Mexico Public Education Department considers a plan for reopening schools in the fall, Las Cruces Public Schools’ district officials are weighing options to prioritize arts education for their students in a post-pandemic environment. Under ESSA, “arts  education is part of a well-rounded...

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More Than 50 Organizations Unite to Advocate for Arts Education

A group of more than 50 arts and education organizations released a statement, “Arts Education Is Essential,” underscoring the role that the arts have played—both during the ongoing health crisis as well as its importance in general for all students, “including those who are in...

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Seven GLOW School Districts Recognized by NAMM for Music Education Efforts

Seven school districts in the quad-county region of New York known as the GLOW region—comprising Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties—were recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation in its “Best Communities in Music Education school districts list.” The NAMM Foundation “recognizes...

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NYC & the Forgotten Art of Teaching the Arts

“Why, in the New York City public school system, are the arts still being relegated to the realm of the extracurricular?” asks Penny Smith, Executive Director of Education Through Music. In this piece, which argues in favor of supporting the arts in education as a...

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Connecting Schools with Art Resources

Linda Jacobson reports in Education Dive about Ingenuity, a Chicago arts education advocacy organization that has created Artlook—an online tool that “connects schools with arts organizations wanting to partner with them.” Ingenuity is collaborating with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to...

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Arts Support for Academics Tricky under ESSA

In Education Week, Stephen Sawchuk asks “Can Schools Use Arts to Support Academics Under ESSA?” The answer is that “It’s Tricky.” Sawchuk says it is in fact “doable” to use the arts to support academics as part of ESSA, but according to a new report...

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New Clarity on How Funds can be Spent on Federal Programs

Education Week covered the Dept. of Education’s release of guidance on Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants – which provides clarity around how funds can be spent on federal programs aimed at health, safety, the arts, and technology. The department’s overall message underscored that a...

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