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CA Distinguished Schools Program Reinstitutes Arts Education Category

CA Distinguished Schools Program Reinstitutes Arts Education Category Each year the California Department of Education acknowledges exemplary schools in its “Distinguished Schools” program. For the 2013 program, Superintendent Tom Torlekson has re-instituted its Arts Education category. The inclusion of arts...

US Department of Education Awards Grant for Arts Education

The United States Department of Education awarded a grant to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to expand its efforts in arts education and arts integration at the national level. The study of the arts can significantly...

North Carolina to Require Arts Integration in Teacher-Prep Programs

Curriculum Matters By Erik Robelen Efforts to promote integration of the arts across the curriculum got a boost in North Carolina last month, when Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue signed legislation stipulating that those studying to become elementary teachers get some...

Arts Education Partnership Launches New Digital Clearninghouse

AEP designed ArtsEdSearch.org as a digital clearinghouse—a kind of online one-stop shop for research and policy information about the educational outcomes of arts learning, both in and out of school.  At ArtsEdSearch.org, high quality research is available in one place,...

New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design

On April 30, the National Governors Association announced the release of New Engines of Growth:  Fiver Roles for Arts, Culture, and Design. The report, prepared in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and NASAA,  focuses on the roles that arts,...

Videos Ideas for Teaching Poetry in the Classroom

The power of poetry to excite some students about reading, writing and literacy is highlighted in this collection of videos compiled by digital media curator Amy Erin Borovoy. The videos include the story of one elementary-school teacher who holds weekly...

Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap

Students from the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder tend to do less well in school than those from more upscale families. But newly published research identifies one sub-group of these youngsters who tend to exceed expectations: those who participate...

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