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PARTING THOUGHTS FROM MOY

“Over the past decade, 24/7 connectivity has become reality. Living in (Shifting between) real and virtual time/space is oxymoronically natural in our lives. Technological breakthroughs enable us to be connected to each other and to address our needs and desires … Continue reading

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NEW RESEARCH ON NEUROEDUCATION AND THE ARTS AVAILABLE FROM THE DANA FOUNDATION

Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain, the culmination of a summit sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative, focuses on the convergence of neuroscientific research and teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the arts. This … Continue reading

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$4.35 BILLION IN STIMULUS FUNDS FOR EDUCATION, BUT NO ARTS

From the Executive Summary ( Link below) “Priority 2. Competitive Preference Priority – Emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)” Dept. of Education announcement Executive Summary of Race to the Top guidelines for applicants In the press: New York … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES THE BEST AND WISEST PARENT WANT?

Diane Ravitch suggests three simple ways to provide the kind of education a parent wants for their child. Seems so simple. Maybe it’s time to simplify our approach to education reform… Well, I certainly agree with you that all kids … Continue reading

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GROUNDBREAKING STUDY LINKS HIGH H.S. GRADUATION RATES TO STRONG ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS

High school graduation rates and access to arts education are closely linked, according to a new study of New York City public high schools released today by The Center for Arts Education. The report — titled “Staying in School: Arts … Continue reading

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YOU ASKED FOR ARTS FUNDING OUTSIDE THE BOX, RIGHT?

“White Gold,” the ragged musician turned rock god thanks to the transformational powers of milk — is back in the spotlight. Today, White Gold launches his very own rock opera, Battle for Milkquarious, and the White Gold Milkdonkulous Giveaway — … Continue reading

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HELP THE FEDS AWARD $4.35 BILLION IN EDUCATION FUNDING

“The U.S. Department of Education is seeking recommendations for reviewers for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund competitive grant program. This program presents an unprecedented opportunity to support far-reaching improvement in schools across the country. Therefore, we hope … Continue reading

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CASE STUDIES REPORT ON ARTS FOR ALL IN L.A. COUNTY

The first 11 school districts to join L.A. County’s arts education initiative, Arts for All, have made admirable progress in developing an infrastructure for arts education that carries the potential to be self-sustaining in time, according to case studies released … Continue reading

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MORE ON ARTS AND COGNITION FROM THE DANA FOUNDATION

Does education in the arts transfer to seemingly unrelated cognitive abilities? Researchers are finding evidence that it does. Michael Posner argues that when children find an art form that sustains their interest, the subsequent strengthening of their brains’ attention networks … Continue reading

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ARTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION FACE THE AXE

If you are looking for a sign of how strapped the University of California, Los Angeles, is for cash, consider that its arts and architecture school may resort to holding a bake sale to raise money. California’s severe financial crisis … Continue reading

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