Read all the research, news, and policy in our arts education RECAP for June 2019.
New Data: Who Plays Instruments Outside of School? The National Assessment of Educational Progress’ math survey included a question about playing instruments outside of school and the responses are very interesting. Education Commission of the States
Have you seen any examples of equity in arts education recently? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may share them in our next RECAP.
The Art of Getting Creative In Education – a conversation about funding and resources Hear from arts educators and advocates about the hurdles facing funding for arts education programs at this in person event on June 17. KPCC
VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference Registration is now open for this year’s VSA conference on October 25-28. Our very own CEO, Dr. Kristen Paglia will be presenting research on inclusive arts education in the K-5 setting. VSA Intersections
2020 Strategic Framework: Stakeholder Survey The California Arts Council is looking to align its strategic goals for the next five to seven years with what is happening in the field. Deadline: June 10. California Arts Council
LA County Community Forums Attend a Community Forum to join the conversation around how youth, parents, artists, and community members can build community around the arts. LA County Arts Ed Collective
A blueprint for art, learning and public policy that matters “It is through painting, sculpture, spoken word, creative writing, drama and digital arts that our young people make sense of our world, their own place in it, and share their own unique voice and point of view.” The Daily Journal
The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning Watch this fun animated video that shows how drawing can help students retain information better. Edutopia
CSO, Lucas museum, the Riverwalk: Rahm Emanuel talks arts in Chicago, what he’s most proud of — and regrets Rahm Emanuel shares that arts education is one of his proudest accomplishments during his tenure as Chicago’s mayor. Chicago Tribune
We’re Sharing Stories of Artists and the Teachers Who Changed Their Lives “I’ve just gotten so lucky in my life to have so many great art teachers. But I think you really did more than any other teacher…” KPCC
The Arts in Schools of Choice School choice is a growing topic of conversation, which is why this breakdown of how these schools handle arts education is valuable in highlighting what the policies are around arts in education in each state. Education Commission of the States
This School District Got An Unexpected $2.4 Million This Year. Here’s How They Spent It Here’s how policy put your dollars in action: $32,000 for elementary art supplies, $87,000 for elementary strings, brass, and woodwind instruments, $300,000 for middle school bands. See the full breakdown of how this expansion of the CAC budget has had an impact on one district. LAist