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More special needs schools using arts to help students

More special needs schools using arts to help students: MORE publicly funded special needs schools are embracing the arts, amid growing recognition that children with autism and other learning disabilities learn better through...www.news.asiaone.com

ABOUT ART - By Janice Guinan: National organization helps artists in their journey

ABOUT ART - By Janice Guinan: National organization helps artists in their journey- Artists like other professionals, need to set goals and plan their careers in order to...www.trurodaily.com

The Arts and Arts Education Are Part of the Solution

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 ...www.huffingtonpost.com

Do the arts go hand in hand with Common Core?

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. hechingerreport.org

Ohio Board of Education votes to remove mandate for art, gym teachers

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. http://www.wlwt.com/

Zimbabwe: Why Most Visual Artists Are Poor

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 free..www.allafrica.com

Arts Education Poised for Comeback in Nation's Largest School Districts

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. www.huffingtonpost.com

Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2015

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.http://blog.artsusa.org/

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