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Here you’ll find announcements from the Cultural Council’s Education Department along with news from the arts education community.

National Arts in Education Week

Americans for the Arts

September 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.

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New Collective Impact Strategy to Strengthen Community-Based Organizations and Empower Practitioners & Youth

Americans for the Arts

August 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.

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Old newspaper boxes get new lives as Little Free Libraries

Children's Services Council

June 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.

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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive


January 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.

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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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Connecting the Dots: Creative Partnerships with Early Learners

February 23

1:30 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Presenter: Nancy Brown
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, College of Education; Peter and Nona Gordon Professor, Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University


The Arts within K-12: Innovative Methods and Brainstorming Session

March 14

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Presenter: Tiffany Williams
Principal, SAIL High School, Leon County School Board


Making Connections: Saving the World Through Cultural Programming

April 20

1:30 p.m.
Location: FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Presenter: Anne Henderson
Director of Education, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center


The Arts and Technology

May 18

1:30 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council

Presenter: Dr. Luke Kahlich
Retired Professor and Chair Emeritus, Temple University-Boyer College of Music and Dance; Former Director – NDEO/Temple Center for Research in Dance Education; Co-Editor Dance Series, Cambria Press and Fulbright Specialist Roster



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