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Here you’ll find announcements from the Cultural Council’s Education Department along with news from the arts education community.
ArtsySeptember 22, 2016
Earlier this week, four female museum directors gazed up at an image of a woman sporting the all-caps slogan “The Future is Female.” They were gathered to discuss the dearth of women in art-world leadership roles—and what it takes to get there. “I hope that the future is female—at least balanced female, male, and they,” mused Anne Pasternak, who recently became the first female director of the Brooklyn Museum. “But we have a long way to go, very clearly.”
Americans for the ArtsSeptember 20, 2016
Since his appointment in 2015, U.S. Secretary of Education, John King, has invited educators from around the country to join him for tea to discuss timely and relevant topics facing the American education system. On August 30, 2016, fourteen arts educators joined the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education for tea and a conversation on the opportunities for the arts in the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
Americans for the ArtsSeptember 11, 2016
Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week. National Arts in Education Week takes place annually during the week beginning with the second Sunday of September.
New Collective Impact Strategy to Strengthen Community-Based Organizations and Empower Practitioners & Youth
Americans for the ArtsAugust 1, 2016
Today marks the formal launch of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership between the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Americans for the Arts. These four organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize their joint commitment to advancing creative youth development (CYD) as a field of practice nationwide.
Children's Services CouncilJune 15, 2016
Eighteen miniature libraries will debut this summer in communities across Palm Beach County, providing children with easier access to high-quality books. Old Palm Beach Post newspaper boxes have been transformed into brightly-decorated Little Free Libraries, which will be placed in neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Riviera Beach, Lake Worth, Lake Park, Pahokee, Belle Glade and Jupiter.
KQED NewsJanuary 13, 2015
Art has long been recognized as an important part of a well-rounded education — but when it comes down to setting budget priorities, the arts rarely rise to the top. Many public schools saw their visual, performing and musical arts programs cut completely during the last recession, despite the many studies showing that exposure to the arts can help with academics too. A few schools are taking the research to heart, weaving the arts into everything they do and finding that the approach not only boosts academic achievement but also promotes creativity, self-confidence and school pride.
CEdC Meeting Schedule
Monthly CEdC meetings are open to all educators, education advocates and professionals regardless of Cultural Council membership.
We meet on a monthly basis between October and May. Calendar and schedule are subject to change.
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