To encourage the study of the arts by students, Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, to help them develop arts literacy and lifelong skills that enhance their innate creativity and ability to make critical evaluations, as well as provide tools for better communication. Many of these models are based on new findings in brain research and cognitive development, and they embrace a variety of approaches: using the arts as a learning tool (for example, musical notes to teach fractions); incorporating arts into other core classes (writing and performing a play about, say, slavery); creating a school environment rich in arts and culture (Mozart in the hallways every day) and hands-on arts instruction.
A 2006 national survey by the Center on Education Policy , an independent advocacy organization in Washington, DC, found that in the five years after enactment of NCLB, 44 percent of districts had increased instruction time in elementary school English language arts and math while decreasing time spent on other subjects.
Presentations: The AIE Coordinator gives talks about the Arts Education Program, grant writing, and Arts Education resources (local, statewide, national) to faculty, school boards, PTO’s, organizations, and anyone interested in the benefits of having strong arts programs in schools.
If you believe in arts education and like what we’re doing, PLEASE make a tax-deductible donation today! LISA STARK: Allyssa Jones, who oversees the district’s performing arts program, was a music teacher when Parker-Brass came on board and began ramping up the arts programs. The AETF supports arts education as an essential part of a complete education; follows current research on the value and impact of arts education; and advocates for continued support of arts education.
The Census Project is part of a public-private partnership that includes the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, New Jersey Department of Education, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, and Quadrant Arts Education Research.