Supporting the arts has always been a key objective for NAMTA members but never has Art Advocacy been more crucial than it is today. Study after study has shown that including art-related activities in a child’s education will produce a smarter, more creative and successful student.
Advocating for the arts enhances every community and it makes good business sense, too.
Fact of the Week # 119: According to the National Governors Association's report, How States Are Using Arts & Culture to Strengthen Their Global Trade Development, state governments find that including..americansforthearts.org
How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive: Art has long been recognized as an important part of a well-rounded education- but when it comes down to setting...ww2.kqed.org
Cities See the Arts as a Beautiful Economic Tool: Many local arts councils promote art for arts's sake. Now city and state officials are...www.wsj.com
Arts education is a process, not just a product - NEW YEARS blessings on the Globe for the Jan. 2 editorial, “Make arts education standard.” You hit critical issues with arts education across the state from importance to access and funding.
Testing, along with STEM initiatives, have plunged the arts farther and farther from the perceived curricular mainstream. Although No Child Left Behind did list the arts as core curriculum, the Every Student Succeeds Act placed renewed importance on “a well-rounded education” that includes the arts. bostonglobe.com
Make arts education standard- KIDS NEED TO learn about the arts. But teachers and parents have complained about the narrowing of elementary and secondary public education - specifically, that federal guidelines..www.bostonglobe.com