Read a roundup of all the most read arts ed news in our Arts Education RECAP for 2018.
Measuring the Value of Theater
Three new studies try to measure the value of theater by creating a lifelong narrative for its impact. Researchers are examining the effects of audiences on the arts, and the effects of the arts on audiences.
What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art
Sir Ken Robinson dives into the story of Orchard Gardens, an elementary school with a history of problems, and how new principal with an arts focus was able to transform the school culture for good.
The Creative Brain is Wired Differently
It’s often said that creative people see the world differently than the rest of us—and a Harvard researcher is providing one answer why.
Arts Education in Davis Elementary Schools
The first of a two-part story about the arts curriculum and funding in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Through the Davis School Arts Fund, teachers can receive additional funding for art projects they want to hold in their classrooms. However, it is meant to support “a project but not ongoing art.”
Art is a Reflection of the Way the World is Changing
Children are more likely to draw women than in the past—but they become skewed toward sketching men as they get older.
Faced with cancer, these young people picked up a camera
Pablove Shutterbugs, a program offered by the Pablove Foundation, aims at giving children diagnosed with cancer a creative outlet for expression.
TED-style art history platform aims to promote arts education online
Heni Talks is a new website that presents video arts education courses. Subjects range from important works such as the Mona Lisa, and the oeuvre of masters such as Cézanne, to art movements like Pop art and Modernism.
The Art Newspaper
How Art Therapy Is Helping Children with Autism Express Themselves
For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), art can be an ideal means of expression. Researchers and leaders in the field of autism education, like Temple Grandin, have done well to explain that individuals with ASD tend to think visually.
Since most of the deadlines for our Calls-to-Action have passed, we are sharing the only one currently active. We were surprised by how many people were interested in calls for conference presentations and workshop proposals. Do you have an idea for the types of CTAs you would like to see? Email them to email@example.com.
How did an art teacher make a difference in your life?
Do you have a memorable story about your art teacher? Submit your story!
Education Should be a Constitutional Right
“Even today, a federal constitutional right to education remains necessary to ensure all children get a fair shot in life.”
At Summit, Educators Explore Ways to Make Art a Focus
How can we utilize the arts to address deep-seated problems in education, public health, and sustainability? That was the question posed to the artists, educators, and innovators who gathered in Washington on April 16 for the fifth annual Kennedy Center Arts Summit. Over the course of the day, performers, panelists, and audience members considered the potential for art to effect change and eliminate inequities.
South Bend parents petition against any cuts in fine arts classes
Some local families are concerned the South Bend Community School Corp. Focus 2018 reorganization plan might mean a reduction in the amount of time devoted to arts education for their children.
South Bend Tribune
Let’s keep the ‘A’ in ‘STEAM’: The importance of the arts in our schools
In music, drama, and even among artists, there’s a sense of belonging, of teamwork.
Duluth News Tribune
Both Sides to the California Senate Bill 933
California State Senator Ben Allen introduced SB 933 which provides grant funding to schools for arts education programming. But it seems members of the arts education community are split on the details.
Read Our Statement about SB 933
Our CEO, Dr. Kristen Paglia shares why this bill is good for arts education, “Senate Bill 933 addresses the lack of arts education funding in low-income communities and introduces grant funding for these districts and schools to provide visual and performing arts for every student.”
Arts education will keep students in school
[State Senator Ben Allen has] introduced Senate Bill 933, which would begin to close the access gap by creating a statewide grant program to help districts struggling to provide arts instruction.
The Sacramento Bee
Genesee County voters asked to approve arts education and cultural enrichment tax
Voters in Genesee County will be asked to approve a tax increase in August that would help fund a variety of arts and cultural institutions. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners approved placing the measure on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot, seeking a 0.96-mill tax increase for 10 years.