May 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP

on May 1, 2019

Arts Education RECAP

Read all the research, news, and policy in our arts education RECAP for May 2019.

Research

Selection into, and academic benefits from, middle school dance elective courses among urban youth 
“…dance engagement in middle school was associated with higher grade point averages and standardized test scores, better school attendance, and a lower likelihood of suspension during middle school…” Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts via APA PsycNET

Intersecting Arts Based Research and Disability Studies
This article touches on how art can help students with disabilities establish their identity.  Journal of Curriculum Theorizing Online

ArtsEdSearch
Need more arts education research in your life? The ArtsEdSearch has a growing database of all the valuable research happening in the field. Arts Education Partnership

Equity

A new dance school in Jefferson hopes to launch a permanent program for students with special abilities
“‘I founded F.A.T.E. with the idea that dance should be accessible to everyone,’ Norton said. ‘And if there’s a need, I wanted to fill it…'” The Frederick News-Post

Funding Evidence-Based Research to Ensure Equitable Arts Education Engagement
This is a great roundup of the impact of funding programs and studies that support equity in arts education. Grantmakers in the Arts

Calls-to-Action

Fort Moore Pioneer Monument: The Time Capsule Project
Submit “your stories, memories, and mementos to represent the people, cultures, and communities that makeup Los Angeles County for a time capsule to be sealed inside the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial for a future generation to discover.” Deadline: May 6. Los Angeles County Arts Commission

2019 AEP Annual Convening Concurrent Session Proposals
Consider submitting a proposal to present your work for the next AEP convening: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success. Deadline: May 10. Arts Education Partnership

Advocacy

Imagination Celebration Reminds Us the Arts are Important. Are Schools Listening?
Orange County’s Imagination Celebration is a huge festival that celebrates student artworks from all over Orange County, but it also serves to highlight the shrinking availability of arts education in schools across the county. Voice of OC

‘A feeling I didn’t get from orchestra’: Why a Curtis Institute grad teaches band at South Philadelphia High School
Nozomi Imamura teaches the 18-student band program at South Philadelphia High School and has created a space that his students look forward to coming to.  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Through hip-hop and dance, this nonprofit teaches girls of color how to code — ‘It helped me build who I am’
The intersection of dance and science comes to life through danceLogic, which provides afterschool and summer instruction that includes an hour of dance and an hour of coding. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Policy

Update: NC budget’s education proposals include required arts class and Teaching Fellows expansion
Last month, North Carolina proposed a bill to make arts education a requirement for graduation. While it passed the House, it did not make it to the Senate on time for a vote; however, thanks to a number of dedicated advocates, the arts requirement has found new life in the budget proposal. News & Observer

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Stephanie McGrathMay 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP