Art In U.S. News

Below is a list of news articles that we've found highlight the advancement of art and the use of art to build business and help the community.

The Arts and Arts Education Are Part of the Solution - We are in a springtime of mixed messages in America. Some graduation ceremonies feature stories of great opportunity by commencement speakers, while others are solemn events where graduating seniors are simply

Do the arts go hand in hand with Common Core? - Fourteen-year-old Zarria Porter spends her days surrounded by fine works of art. On her way to dance and computer classes, she passes through a sun-drenched lobby showcasing Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Brooklyn Bridge,” Albert Bierstadt’s “In the Mountains” and her personal favorite, “Song of the Towers” by Aaron Douglas.

This is Zarria’s middle school. It is modeled after elite private prep schools, filled with high-quality reproductions of famous paintings from around the world. But Zarria is a student in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of New York City’s poorest and most crime-ridden neighborhoods, and her school is a public charter.

Ohio Board of Education votes to remove mandate for art, gym teachersOhio's state education board approved a policy change Monday that opponents argued could gut elementary school music, art, nursing and counseling offerings statewide.

Zimbabwe: Why Most Visual Artists Are Poor: I would like you to imagine the following scenario. A business person calls a plumber and asks the plumber to do some work for

Arts Education Poised for Comeback in Nation's Largest School Districts - After years of budget cuts, and a narrowing of curriculum at public schools across the country, urban school districts, such as New York and Chicago, are taking bold steps to expand the school day curriculum and once again invest in arts education.

Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2015 - With the arts advocacy season fully upon us, the following is my updated “10 Reasons to Support the Arts.” Changes this year include updating #3 with the BEA’s new Arts in the GDP research, #8 to include a statement about the benefits of the arts in the military, and #10 includes the new Creative Industries data (now current as of January 2015). www.

Funding the arts is good for the nation- On the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), it is time to correct a long-standing misconception that has infected the political debate on funding for the arts:

Research shows cutting arts education a loss to all - Teaching of the arts is sometimes viewed as an optional extra, but some of the most successful educational systems see it as essential.

Teachable Moments from a Conference on Art and Education - Last month, ART21 hosted an intricately interdisciplinary affair: Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education, a conference designed to probe the intersections of art and education. Jessica Hamlin, ART21’s director of educational initiatives, and Joe Fusaro, the organization’s senior education advisor, outlined some of the questions the event sought to tackle in an article for ART21 Magazine:

Creativity and the arts being 'squeezed out' of schools, report claims - Creativity and the arts are being “squeezed out” of schools, with pupils from low-income families being hardest hit, according to a major report.

A commission led by the University of Warwick to examine the value of culture in British society warns that the most deprived students are missing out on opportunities in the creative industries.

The report, drawn up by academics and cultural leaders, calls for evidence of “excellent cultural and creative education” to be a prerequisite for schools to be graded outstanding by Ofsted, as well as a dedicated arts and culture pupil premium similar to the £450 million physical education premium currently on offer.

Artists Liven Up a Children's Hospital with Vibrant Murals, Thus Making Our Day - As you're probably well aware, hospitals tend not to be the most visually enticing of spaces, especially for kids.

More Evidence Favoring Art-Based Learning of STEM - the "Learning and the Brain" conference in San Francisco last week, neuroscientists and researchers explored the basic idea that "Brain Science (could be used) to Boost Memory, Thinking and Learning." Many of the speakers seemed to be saying that there are a number of ways to engage young people and enhance learning:

Study indicates arts work for challenged schools - Injecting more arts into the school day has resulted in better attendance and behavior, and slightly better math and reading scores for eight struggling schools around the country,


In the UAE's year of innovation, don't forget the arts - This year has been officially declared the Year of Innovation in the UAE.  Near the end of 2014, the Government launched the National Innovation Strategy that aims to make the country one of the world's most innovative nations within seven years...

Why Fallings Arts Attendance Has Major Implications for the US Economy - The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has released a set of three studies of unprecendented scope into arts engagement and its economic impact in the United States.

100 Schools to Pilot Core Curriculum for the Arts- Time and again, studies have shown the importance of integrating arts into the curriculums of grade schools.

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 budget priorities, the arts rarely rise to the top. Many public schools saw their visual, performing and musical arts programs cut completely during the last recession, despite the many studies showing that exposure to the arts can help with academics too. A few schools are taking the research to heart, weaving the arts into everything they do and finding that the approach not only boosts academic achievement but also promotes creativity, self-confidence and school pride.

Federal Anaylsis: Arts, Culture Add $700B to US Economy- Creative industries including Hollywood and broadcasting contribute more to the U.S. economy then previously thought,

Groups Want Core Standards for Teaching Art in Schools- Advocates for arts education are in the midst of a counter offensive.

'But I'm not artistic': how teachers shape kids' creative development: Many adults believe they are not artistic and feel nervous about visual arts.

9 Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress In 2015- Welcome to the New Year! Whether you're already hard at work making your fresh batch of New Year's Resolutions a reality,

Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination- Artists, it's fair to say, usually don't know much about bacteria. Vik Muniz is an exception.

Teacher to talk about blending art with STEM education - While education leaders have focused laser-like attention on bettering student performances in science, technology, engineering and math -- better known as STEM courses -- some are now pushing to add another discipline to the mix.

First 12-Step Programs for Seniors Enhances Cognition: Art in Portland Creative Aging & Cognitive Arts Research Institute (CACARI) has announced the first Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

6th Grader at Buffalo City Honors Creates Art Supply Drive- A 6th grader at Buffalo City Honors has organized an art supplies drive called "Krayons for Kids".

Mini-grant program supports arts in schools - a local education advocacy group is sponsoring a grant program to revive art programs in city public schools where they were dropped after budget cuts.

Students deliver wish list to school board. There is one item on it. - Some unusual speakers appeared at the final Pittsburgh school board meeting of the year — students, and they were asking for something. Arts education.

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools Announce $10 Million Investment in Arts Education for 2015- Creative Schools Funds Also Dedicating $1Million to Support Arts Programs In Schools: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Board of Education President David Vitale and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara byrd-Bennett today announced....

'The Smartest Kids in the World'- Amanda Ripley, author of the best-seller The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, says education in Finland was the best in the world. If you want your kid to be smart, she has said, send them to Finland.


STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? -  A tug of war is currently looming between proponents of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and advocates for STEAM lessons, which add art to the mix. Whichever side you come down on, here are some ideas for you to mull over.

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