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100 Schools to Pilot Core Curriculum for the Arts

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. www.nonprofitquarterly.org

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

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. blogs.kqed.org

Federal Anaylsis: Arts,Culture Add $700B to US Economy

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, www.nytime.com

Groups Want Core Standards for Teaching Art in Schools

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

'But I'm not artistic': how teachers shape kids' creative development

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

9 Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress In 2015

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, www.huffingtonpost.com

Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination

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. www.nytimes.com

Teacher to talk about blending art with STEM education

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. www.heraldtribune.com

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