Reading Room

Check back often for a variety of articles and resources for teachers, teaching artists, arts administrators, and more!

Read article about Music and the Brain in the US Department of Education June 2016 newsletter.

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Grantmakers in the Arts webinar series offer some interesting insights: 

New NEA Report on Socio-Emotional Impacts of the Arts in Early Childhood: 15 Years of Research
Tuesday, February 2, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST
Eleanor D. Brown, PhD, Professor of Psychology, West Chester University
Sunil Iyengar, Director, Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts

The Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Arts Education in Your State and Local Community
Tuesday, February 23, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST

Building Collective Capital: A Funders Collaborative Approach to Capitalization
Tuesday, March 29, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT

More sessions are being planned for 2016. Check back here for details.

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Find out about the Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts, which will serve as a planning and implementation guide to support the advancement and adoption of the revised New York State P-12 Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Learning Standards. The adoption of new standards signifies New York State’s understanding that the Arts are essential for a well-rounded complete education and also contribute to raising overall student achievement. See survey, closing February 12, 2016. 

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SAVE THE DATE for the ITAC3 Conference: Best, next and radical practice in participatory arts, taking place in Edinburgh, 3-5 August 2016

Creative Scotland is delighted to be hosting ITAC3 – the Third International Teaching Artist Conference: Best, next and radical practice in participatory arts –  in partnership with Paul Hamlyn Foundation, ArtWorks Alliance and the conference originator Eric Booth. More information here

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A QUEST TO RE-DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THEATRE, STARTING IN A HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA STUDIO.

Eight part-series on the value of High School theatre, The Globe and Mail

Click here: High School Drama, Part 1 of 8

 

 

The cast of Lakeshore Collegiate's Les Misérables basks in a curtain call. (All photos: Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail)

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One theatre company takes up common core in expanded repertoire. Read article in Education Week 7/22/2015 about how the company has adapted.

Story Pirates and elementary school students

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The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts? Huffington Post article 7/20/15

Click here to read article.

"BAM Education's dream is that anyone, anywhere in the world would be able to experience what happens on BAM's stages, especially young audiences, at any time." -- John Tighe

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"20 Important Benefits of Music in our Schools," National Association for Music Education NAfME News, July 2014

A useful list to help make the case to funders and educators on why music education is important.

Click here to read article.

Relevent recent reports:

A BETTER PICTURE OF POVERTY:

WHAT CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM AND RISK LOAD REVEAL ABOUT NYC'S LOWEST-INCOME ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSThe Center for New York City Affairs, The New School

Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth & Other Experts, The Wallace Foundation  

Taking Stock of the California Linked Learning District Initiative

Sixteen Going on Seventh Grade: Over-Age Students in New York City Middle Schools, Advocates for Children of New York 

The Case For The Arts In Overhauling Education

"Why We Teach 'Those' People" by Jessica Wilt

WP Magazine, the Education Issue: After years of crouching, arts ed is raising its hand again

"Arts in Schools: An Addendum"