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March 26, 2014

Report: Arts Education Across the States

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

Common Arts Standards Open for Final Public Review

The public can now do a final review of the preK-12 arts-education standards—in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts—proposed by a coalition of arts and education groups.

February 13, 2014

Obama Names Kansas City Arts Leader to Head National Endowment

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 Adds Arts to School-Performance Reports

New Jersey now includes metrics about arts education in its annual school reports—and education officials say that makes it the first state to do so.

December 05, 2013

Webinar Targets Use of Classroom Portfolios to Evaluate Arts Educators

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

Field Trips to Art Museum Offer Multiple Benefits, Study Finds

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

Thousands of AP Studio Art Portfolios Assessed in Salt Lake City

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

Social Issues in Theater Education Probed in New Study

New survey results offer a glimpse into the challenges theater educators face in tackling complex social and political issues in plays.

December 13, 2012

Theater 'Alive and Well' in U.S. High Schools, New Data Suggest

New survey data offer a detailed look at the state of theater education in American high schools.

October 10, 2012

L.A. Board OKs Measure to Step Up Arts Education

The Los Angeles school board voted yesterday to elevate the arts to an essential "core" subject and to gradually restore budget cuts for it.

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