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The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has completed the selection of schools and teachers for the High School Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot Project. The project is partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In California State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica)—the chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts—introduced Senate Bill 916 on January 27 to establish single-subject teaching credentials for dance and theatre. Also known as the Theatre and Dance Act, the bill was proposed in response to concerns raised at a hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts held last fall about the lack of stand-alone credentials for dance and theatre. Sen.
We Connect The Dots – a STEAM education program – joined with the Microsoft Corporation today to ring the opening bell of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.
The ceremony celebrated the success of We Connect the Dots, its partnership with Microsoft and their collective work to close the opportunity divide in technology, education and STEAM education.
Former astronaut, Alvin Drew, spoke about adding the arts and humanities to STEM – science, technology, engineering and math education – at a recent White House convening.
The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra will be included in the half-time show of this year’s Super Bowl. Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will conduct a group of students from this El Sistema inspired program.
Stark County’s About magazine named its county arts council’s CEO, Robb Hankins, Person of the Year for 2015. In the decade since he has been in his position at ArtsinStark, Hankins has championed local artists and helped transform Canton, Ohio’s downtown into a vibrant hub through the arts. He has also expanded the council’s in-school arts program, SmArts, to all of the local public school districts and Catholic elementary and middle schools.
The 296 Project, an Art Therapy based Veterans Service Organization based in Alexandria, VA was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Veterans Award’ for 2015, presented by Mission Complete. The ‘Veterans Awards’ or "Vettys", honor those organizations that have dedicated their work to creating an America where our nation’s heroes are able to live the lives they deserve and acces
ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council, the 5-county arts council serving the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas areas, announced its new President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce W. Davis. Davis will transition into a position currently held by Susan Stanton, who has served as interim President and CEO since July.