A recent MIT study found that Mandarin-speaking kindergarten students receiving piano lessons showed increased improvement in word discrimination. Students receiving musical training also exhibited increased brain activity when listening to tones and pitches.
How could your LEA/school leverage music and the arts to increase academic skills and knowledge acquisition?
Education Leaders! This one’s for you!
Our colleagues from Arts Education Partnership has done it again by publishing their latest resource on cultivating daily creation within the classroom!
What are YOU doing to help ensure creativity flourishes for ALL students??
As you begin working through your CNA and IAPs and identifying possible solutions to your school/LEA’s specific needs, how do you then select the BEST strategy to solve the challenge before you? This quick read is designed to help education leaders work through the paradigm shift of “research-based” to “evidence-based” and is a GREAT tool for our Arts Advocates and Community Partners to familiarize themselves with.
“The more you know, the more effective you will be.”
Hello ArtsEd Stakeholders!
As we continue to share the success of our programs and the positive effects the arts have on the development of our students, here is an interesting report to add to your Advocacy Tool-kit!
The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage was released in October 2017. This is on my reading list, but I have heard WONDERFUL things!
Interested in learning how Arizona compares to other states in terms of Arts Education Policy? Visit the ArtScan Resource created by Arts Education Partnership and SEADAE!
Arizona may have some areas to improve upon, but as a whole, we’re doing pretty god! Now, if we could only practice the policies that are in place in a more universal and equitable way..
The Arizona State Board of Education has changed the Minimum Course of Study Requirements for Arts Education.
As of Monday, January 29th, the new State Board requirements are as follows:
R7-2-301. Minimum Course of Study and Competency Goals for Students in the Common Schools
A. Students shall demonstrate competency as defined by the State Board-adopted academic standards, at the grade levels specified, in the following required subject areas. District and charter school instructional programs shall include an ongoing assessment of student progress toward meeting the competency requirements. These shall include the successful completion of the academic standards in at least reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies, as determined by district and/or statewide assessments.
The Arts, which may consist of one or more of the following: visual arts, dance, theatre, music or media arts.
The previous requirements included Music and Visual Arts as separate requirements, with the Performing and Practical Arts listed as additional subjects that districts may elect to offer.
The Arts Education Office of the Arizona Department of Education felt it important you be made aware of these changes. For additional guidance and dialogue, please consider participating in the A3C initiative.
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