In a speech this afternoon, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the importance of a "well-rounded" education.
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April 09, 2010
March 12, 2010
A professor is urging that the popular STEM acronym expand to STEAM with an "A" for the arts.
February 05, 2010
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
A Wisconsin high school outlaws "sexual bending" at school dances.
November 17, 2009
Math teachers are in demand, despite the woeful economy, a report says.
September 16, 2009
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
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
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
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
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...