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Report from NEA Roundtable on Arts Education Standards and Assessment

February 28, 2012 by Denise Brandenburg and Lakita Edwards, NEA Arts Education New Urban Arts artist mentor Abel Hernandez works on a logo design with a student. Photo by Jesse Banks III On February 14 the NEA hosted a meeting titled Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts Research […]

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Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project Gives Students a Voice

November 2, 2011 NACAP student composers from Chinle High School work out their compositions with composer-in-resident Raven Chacon. Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon Music Fest Today at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama presented a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to the Grand Canyon Music Festival for its ten-year-old Native American Composers […]

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Spotlight on Say Sí

October 14, 2011 by Victoria Hutter Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si “We believe that each student that joins our program is there not only to gain wisdom but to impart wisdom.” – Jon Hinojosa Jon Hinojosa is the artistic and executive director of SAY Sí, a multidisciplinary arts […]

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Art Works Spotlight on Critical Exposure

August 2, 2011 by Paulette Beete “From K-12th grade, we’re a wasted cause. We ‘learn,’ we do poorly on tests, we get expelled from school for fighting. Truth is, though, despite this stereotype displayed in the media, we care. We recognize that the failures and anger of city students is a product of our poor […]

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Celebrating Champions of Change

July 29, 2011 How do we build a better future for Americans? By asking for advice from those ordinary Americans who are already doing extraordinary things. Each week the White House invites these Champions of Change—those people who work in their communities every day to “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world”—to visit […]

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Art Talk with Marna Stalcup, The Right Brain Initiative

June 20, 2011 Washington, DC By Victoria Hutter   Video courtesy of The Right Brain Initiative Go to the web site of the Right Brain Initiative and you know immediately you’re in for some serious fun. Arrows fly across the screen as a dog descends from above. A smiling, puffing smokestack encourages you to join the […]

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