Students who attended a live theater performance showed better knowledge of vocabulary words, more tolerance, and an improved ability to read others' emotions when compared to students who did not attend, according to a recent study.
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October 17, 2014
June 13, 2014
Is it OK for young students to portray violent images in their art?
June 06, 2014
This week, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards released the final version of its voluntary national standards in dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual artsand one coalition official said he expects nearly every state in the country to adopt them.
May 21, 2014
Two arts education reports released last week highlight the variability in how schools and informal-learning environments are addressing the arts across the country.
March 26, 2014
Forty-one states now have instructional requirements for arts education at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school), though only 17 states have policies regarding assessment in the subject, according to a new report.
February 14, 2014
The public can now do a final review of the preK-12 arts-education standardsin dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual artsproposed by a coalition of arts and education groups.
February 13, 2014
Today President Barack Obama announced his plans to nominate Jane Chu, who heads a major performing arts center in downtown Kansas City, Mo., as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
January 31, 2014
New Jersey now includes metrics about arts education in its annual school reportsand education officials say that makes it the first state to do so.
December 05, 2013
With pressure mounting for teachers to demonstrate their contribution to student learning, Tennessee is ramping up an initiative that invites arts educators to assemble classroom portfolios.
September 16, 2013
A new study finds multiple benefits for students who participated in a school field trip to an art museum in Arkansas, including enhanced ability to think critically about art and stronger interest in the arts.