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.
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March 26, 2014
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.
July 01, 2013
Unlike most AP offerings, the three studio-art programs dispense with the traditional pencil-and-paper exam in favor of student portfolios of artwork.
December 14, 2012
New survey results offer a glimpse into the challenges theater educators face in tackling complex social and political issues in plays.
December 13, 2012
New survey data offer a detailed look at the state of theater education in American high schools.
October 10, 2012
The Los Angeles school board voted yesterday to elevate the arts to an essential "core" subject and to gradually restore budget cuts for it.