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Research shows cutting arts education a loss to all

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. www.theage.com.au

Teachable Moments from a Conference on Art and Education

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: hyperallergic.com

Creativity and the arts being 'squeezed out' of schools, report claims

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. www.news.tes.co.uk

Artists Liven Up a Children's Hospital With Vibrant Murals, Thus Making Our Day

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. www.huffingtonpost.com

More Evidence Favoring Art-Based Learning of STEM

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: www.huffingtonpost.com

Study indicates arts work for challenged schools

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, www.ctpost.com

 

In the UAE's year of innovation, don't forget the arts

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... www.thenational.ae

Why Fallings Arts Attendance Has Major Implications for the US Economy

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. www.news.artnet.com

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