Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum
The Mississippi Blues Trail attracts blues fans from around the globe who are seeking a deeper understanding of the musical style that lies at the base of so many other forms of music. By drawing upon the tremendous amount of content on the individual markers, the Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum project brings the blues to the classroom, where today’s youth can learn more about this original art form as well as of the experiences of the men and women behind the music. www.msbluestrail.org/curriculum
Improving the Assessment of Student Learning in the Arts: State of the Field and Recommendations
Improving the Assessment of Student Learning in the Arts: State of the Field and Recommendations was commissioned by the NEA from the evaluation firm WestEd. This national research report describes the current state of arts learning assessment tools and techniques. It provides a description of the current state of arts assessment from the perspective of two groups of stakeholders: district and school staff as one group, and policy-makers, arts organizations, and researchers as a second group. http://www.arts.gov/research/ArtsLearning/WestEd.pdf
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) announces the release of its landmark report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools. The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. www.pcah.gov/sites/defalut/files/photos/PCAH_Reinvesting_4web
The Benefits Of Music Education
It is important for students to have an education in the arts. While most would not challenge the fact that kids should have an arts education however in reality time and funding greatly influence the inclusion of arts in education.
National Art Education Association
A non-profit organization promoting art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership.
MENC—The National Association for Music Education
MENC: The National Association for Music Education is the world’s largest arts education organization and the only association that addresses all aspects of …
National Dance Education Organization
NDEO is a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to advance dance education centered in the arts. NDEO serves educators, artists, …
Online Community – Membership – About Dance Education
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
ARTSEDGE is the Kennedy Center’s interactive education program for K-12 teachers, parents and students. Founded in 1991, ARTSEDGE supports the creative use …
The Center for Arts Education of New York | Arts Powered Learning
The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is committed to restoring, stimulating, and sustaining quality arts education as an essential part of every child’s …
Turnaround Arts Initiative
The Turnaround Arts Initiative is a new public-private partnership designed to help narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.
On August 18, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke with the SupportMusic Coalition regarding his letter about the importance of Arts …
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts, an independent federal agency supporting artists and arts organizations and bringing the arts to all Americans.
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans … Read this series of speeches about the four reform areas states must …
Grantmakers in the Arts
Published three times per year, the Reader features articles on topics of interest to arts grantmakers, summaries of recently published reports and studies, …
Arts Education Partnership
Collaboration between arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that promote educational policies supportive of arts education.
Keep Arts in Schools
All children deserve a great well-rounded education. Learning in and through the arts should be a vital component of all public schools for every student — no matter where they live.
Any Given Child Initiative
The Any Given Child initiative, created by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.
Discover education resources and information, lesson plans, field trips, and fun interactive … All based on Smithsonian museum collections and research.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
FREE — Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans from the Federal …
More than 1600 federal teaching and learning resources organized by subject: arts, history, language arts, math, science, and others — from FREE, …
National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in…