It has become a mantra in education that No Child Left Behind, with its pressure to raise test scores, has reduced classroom time devoted to the arts (and science, social studies, and everything else besides reading and math). LISA STARK: Parker-Brass is the district’s arts director, a job she jumped into five years ago after two decades with the Boston Symphony. And yet, despite the impressive benefits of arts education, not every student has access to these quality learning experiences. RESTON, VA (January 10, 2013) -Today, the National Association for Music Education welcomes Quadrant Arts Education Research as an official member of The Music Education Policy Roundtable.
We have arts courses in 99 percent of our schools, but less than half of the high schools and middle schools and only 28 percent of elementary schools provide the state-required variety of arts areas. Research has also shown impressive benefits of arts education on entire school culture—especially student motivation, attitudes, and attendance. Successful applicants to Projects in Schools are listed on a roster for one year; teachers use the roster to connect with artists directly to plan the implementation of a hands-on arts education project. The company was founded by Robert Morrison, one of the nation’s leading researchers and advocates in the field of arts education.
The directory is a listing of educational programs offered by arts and cultural organizations and teaching artists within Sarasota County. For over 25 years, BAC’s arts education programs have played a critical role in keeping the arts alive in NYC schools, and in senior and community centers. Our AIPP and Arts in Education program staff are collaborating to help make these connections. The survey found that 97% of New Jersey students have access to arts education in their schools, with music and visual art nearly universally available. Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students. The 2016 Arts and Education Symposium was held on October 27 in Camp Hill, PA. Event photos and information are posted here.
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.
Programs for youth are based on the Common Core curricula standards and aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. California’s statewide arts education coalition, Create CA , is a new collective impact organization focusing on advancing arts and education through multiple initiatives, partnerships, and projects. The report provides a never-before-available picture of arts education in the state and establishes a baseline for tracking and measuring future progress. Learn what you can do to promote arts in education with the Arts Education Month toolkit , from ArtsEd Washington. To provide experiential professional learning opportunities in arts education for working teachers, teaching artists, and UTC’s pre-service teachers. MYRAN PARKER-BRASS: Our goal is that we will have 100 percent of our students in K-8 receiving at least weekly arts education.