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September 13, 2016

Encouraging Schools to Use Title I Funds for Arts

New Jersey is offering money to schools that want to use the arts to improve academics, parent and student engagement, and school climate and culture.

August 12, 2016

States Move Toward Standardized Arts Tests

States are beginning to experiment with standardized assessment in the arts.

July 07, 2016

Study: Music Education Aids Cognitive Development

After two years of musical training, children's music skills and auditory pathways were more developed than those of their peers, said USC researchers.

June 15, 2016

One-of-a-Kind State Survey Finds Most N.J. Students Are Taking Art

New Jersey is the first state to have collected comprehensive information on arts education participation.

May 25, 2016

White House Turnaround Arts Initiative Expands

The White House Turnaround Arts Initiative, which started in eight schools in 2011, will expand to 68 schools.

May 11, 2016

Music Education Leader Is Out After Race-Related Comments

Michael Butera is being replaced by Michael Blakeslee, pictured, as executive director and chief executive officer of the National Association for Music Education after controversy arose over Butera's reported remarks on the musical abilities of black and Latino people and racial and ethnic diversity in music education.

May 09, 2016

After Music Association Leader's Diversity Comments, Calls for Resignation

The director of the National Association for Music Education attributed the lack of diversity in music education to the ability level of black and Latinos.

March 15, 2016

'Hamilton' Cast Meets With Students at White House to Talk History, Arts

Cast members of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton visited the White House to meet with local students and tout a new educational program.

March 10, 2016

Most Americans Say Well-Rounded Education Includes Arts

A survey from Americans for the Arts finds that the nine out of ten Americans support arts education, and most support government funding for the arts.

January 20, 2016

More Chicago Public Schools Have Arts, Survey Finds

New policies and a longer school day have helped Chicago schools give more students access to arts education.

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