July 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP

on June 28, 2019

Arts Education RECAP

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

Research

A Major New Study Confirms the Academic Benefits of Music Education A new study in the Journal of Educational Psychology shows that students enrolled in a music class tend to score higher in other subjects as well. Pacific Standard

Arts Education and Social-Emotional Learning Outcomes Among K-12 Students This study from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and Ingenuity set out to research how arts learning experiences have the potential to promote the development of social-emotional competencies. University of Chicago

Equity

De’VIA works to create ASL term for Andy Warhol as part of deaf art education workshop In an effort to expand the ASL art vocabulary, Deaf View/Image Art (De’VIA) hosted a curriculum development workshop for deaf art educators and The Andy Warhol Museum to figure it out. Pittsburgh City Paper 

Art Institute of Chicago offering ASL guided tours Here is another inspiring story about making arts education more accessible to the deaf community. The Art Institute of Chicago is offering interactive tours in American Sign Language once a month to give greater access to art education to adults and children. ABC7 Chicago

Calls-to-Action

Out-of-school Effective Practices Research Project Help the Innovation Collaborative with a new research project on the effectiveness of STEAM in out-of-school programs. Innovation Collaborative

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

Advocacy

SMMUSD committees offer suggestions for next school year The Visual and Performing Arts District Advisory Committee for SMMUSD is recommending expanding dance classes to more grade levels at elementary schools and adding district-funded dance classes at Lincoln, Malibu, and SMASH Middle Schools, as well as Malibu High School. Santa Monica Daily Press

California Arts Council Makes Largest Investment in Arts and Culture in Nearly Two Decades The California Arts Council announced 1,243 grant awards totaling $20,823,541 in project and operational support for nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state of California. We are so grateful to be the recipient of two grants from the CAC! California Arts Council

Policy

The Bad: Metro budget cuts threaten arts education in Louisville Louisville arts and culture community leaders speak out about potential cuts to the arts education funding in their city. Courier Journal

The Good: Mecklenburg Commissioners Move Closer To Placing Arts Sales Tax On Ballot “I can’t control what individuals do with their individual donations. But I profoundly believe in public investments in the arts. We support our sports teams in this community. We support out business community. We support our educational institutions.” WFAE

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Stephanie McGrathJuly 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP