What Can Art Teach Us About the History of Plant Cultivation?
A Lot, It Turns Out-Via Something Called #Art Genetics. Art history offers a snapshot of what fruits and vegetables used to look like. news.art.com
Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools Announce $10 Million Investment in Arts Education For 2015
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.... www.enewspf.com
'The Smartest Kids in the World'
'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. www.huffingtonpost.com
STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?
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. www.edweek.org
Arts attract people, bring money to Lima
Arts attract people, bring money to Lima - It may be fun to go to the symphony or see Alice Cooper at the Civic Center. Many Lima residents don't realize how much their night out can affect the community. www.limaohio.com
Are State Arts Education Policies Working?
Are State Arts Education Policies Working? - Just because a state has a law requiring arts instruction doesn't mean students are actually getting it, according to education experts at Education Writers Associaiton webinar today. www.blogs.edweek.org
After Draconian Cuts to Arts Education, Is a Creativity Renaissance Coming to America's Classrooms?
After Draconian Cuts to Arts Education, Is a Creativity Renaissance Coming to America's Classrooms? - No Child Left Behind caused budgets to be slashed, but now that the legislation's on the way out, will the Common Core bring art back? www.takepart.com
After-School Arts 'Light a Fire' in Students, Says First Lady
After-School Arts 'Light a Fire' in Students, Says First Lady - A Shakespeare company for Chicago high school students, a professional level ballet school for children and teenagers in Memphis and a job-skills-training center focused on creative arts for 'tweens in a low-income, high-crime suburb of Denver, were among the12 out-of-school art programs honored at the White House Monday, by first lady Michelle Obama. www.edweek.org
'Direct and significant' impact of visual arts provides advantages for regional economy, study shows
'Direct and significant' impact of visual arts provides advantages for regional economy, study shows - A new report finds that the visual arts - including artists, photographers, graphic designers and jewelry makers and the people who hire them - has a direct and significant economic impact on the regional economy. www.crainscleveland.com