November 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP

on November 8, 2019

Arts Education RECAP

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

Research

Study Finds Live Theater Enhances Student Learning and Empathy A research study conducted by a Purdue Convocations staff member has found that live theater can be used as a teaching tool to enhance student learning and retention of information — and even levels of empathy. The Exponent

Teachers Who Promote Creativity See Educational Results Gallup’s new Creativity in Learning report finds that teachers who combine creativity with assignments that make transformative use of technology see even better student outcomes. Gallup

Equity

Dearth of MPS Music Programs Disproportionately Affects Low-income, African American Students “Schools with no dedicated music program — no full- or part-time teacher and no small group lessons — are overwhelmingly located in the predominantly African-American central city and northwest side.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Calls-to-Action

California Department of Education is Seeking Public Comment for Draft Arts Framework Submit your responses to this online survey to review and comment on the various sections of the draft Arts Framework. Deadline: December 1 CADOE

Advocacy

How Art Can Help Center a Student’s Learning Experience “I was struck by how much John could tell me both about the iterative creative process he went through, and the science his work represented.” KQED

Buffalo Schools Officials and Students Address Concerns, Desires for Music Education The Buffalo Teachers Federation is suing the district for noncompliance with state regulations around arts education. While arts education is being offered in the district, some say it is a matter of access and equity.  WBFO

Policy

Mecklenburg Residents Vote Down Sales Tax Increase to Fund Arts, Parks Mecklenburg County residents declined a 0.25% increase in sales tax to fund arts and education. Those who opposed the tax hike said too much money would go to teachers and the arts while taking away from other needs, such as affordable housing. WCNC

Fall Federal Legislative Priorities Here is a rundown of what AFTA is making a priority for advocates on the hill this year.  Americans for the Arts


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Stephanie McGrathNovember 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP