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Ben Folds Joins NCCAS in Launching National Core Arts Standards

Ben Folds Joins NCCAS in Launching National Core Arts Standards - Arts education activist and singer-songwriter Ben Folds joined the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) for the formal launch of the new National Core Arts Standards this morning.  NCCAS-ten national arts and education service organizations- banded together to create the 2014 Core Arts Standards.  The previous version of the national arts standards were published in 1994. www.educationworld.com

Education: Operation art helps hospital

Education: Operation Art helps hospital- Lisa van den Dolder says her role as the Operation Art Project Officer for The Arts Unit, Department of Education and Communities, lets her combine a love for teaching with a passion for Visual Arts, and a strong belief...www.smh.com.au

U.S Dept of Education Awards $13.4 Million in Arts Education Grants

U.S Department of Education Awards $13.4 Million to 34 Orgranizations to Enhance Teaching and Learning Through Arts Education - 

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $13.4 million to 34 organizations to help arts educators grow and improve arts instruction, and share effective models of arts in education that support student achievement in the arts and other areas.

"The arts are an essential part of a well-rounded educational experience, and all students deserve access to high-quality arts instruction," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Great arts educators can help students grow and succeed inside and outside of the classroom."  www.ed.gov 

Review blasts patronising, vague arts curriculum

Review blasts patronising, vague arts curriculum - The national arts curriculum is banal, bloated and demonstrates a distrubing ignorance about the Asian and indigenous cultures it is supposed to promote, experts say. www.smh.com.au

These 12 Childhood Art Techniques Can Help Adults Relieve Stress

These 12 Childhood Art Techniques Can Help Adults Relieve Stress - Making art doesn't necessarily sound like a stress reliever. Finding inspiration, keeping concentration, finding your artisitic voice    www.huffingtonpost.com

Teaching art to engineering students

Teaching art to engineering students- Typically, engineers receive little or no education in the arts. Very rarely do engineering faculties at universities offer courses in art history, architecture or the apprecation of beauty. This is almost unique within university facilities. www.universityworldnews.com

National Arts and Humanities Month

The arts are a part of our lives each and every day, but we take the whole month of October to commemorate the arts in a big way. It is National Arts & Humanities Month - the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation! www.americansforthearts.org

art, culture, preservation should be included in Kid's education

Art, culture, preservation should be included in Kids' education - as school began this year, parents bought books, backpacks and clothing. Parents may also want to include supplies for their child's after-school needs for creativity. www.jamestownsun.com

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