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April 09, 2010

Duncan: Well-Rounded Education a Necessity, Not a Luxury

In a speech this afternoon, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the importance of a "well-rounded" education.

March 12, 2010

By Adding an 'A' for Arts to STEM, a New Acronym Is Born

A professor is urging that the popular STEM acronym expand to STEAM with an "A" for the arts.

February 05, 2010

New Survey Data Out on Arts Educators, Science Students

A majority of arts educators say NCLB has not reduced art staffing in their districts, but nearly half report that it's led to budget cuts to art programs.

January 28, 2010

Go Ahead and Dance, But No 'Sexual Bending,' Please

A Wisconsin high school outlaws "sexual bending" at school dances.

November 17, 2009

A Market for Math Teachers (But Hardly Anybody Else)

Math teachers are in demand, despite the woeful economy, a report says.

September 16, 2009

Common Core Critiques '21st Century Skills' (and the Partnership Responds)

The organization Common Core, which calls for giving students strong grounding across academic disciplines, has organized an open letter critiquing the program put forward by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and calling for the group to revise its goals. That letter is signed by some big na...

July 28, 2009

Study Takes Qualitative Look at Arts Quality

Researchers commissioned by the Wallace Foundation report findings on what arts educators consider to be a high-quality arts program. One important aspect is to engage students on many levels.

July 06, 2009

Summer Art Gallery

The U.S. Department of Education is hosting an art gallery until July 13 with the works of prize-winning graphic arts posters from a national competition for high school seniors.

June 19, 2009

Duncan Is Handed Petitions for the Arts to Become a Required Core Subject

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan stopped by a rally yesterday and received petitions from people who want federal lawmakers to provide the money needed for music and the arts to be required core subjects in public schools, according to the Associated Press and ed.gov blog. Texas, by the way, will soon re...

June 15, 2009

Proportion of Schools Offering the Arts Stays About the Same

It's been more than a decade since the National Assessment of Educational Progress tested 8th graders in what they know and can do in the arts. In that amount of time, the proportion of schools offering the arts at least several times a week has stayed about the same, according to the NAEP arts re...

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