Photos from:A Conversation with Two Star Appraisers from "Antiques Roadshow" - Kathleen Guzman and Nicholas Dawes, Heritage Auctions. Interviewed by Scott Simmons, editor of Florida Weekly and Collector’s Corner columnist.
Many education leaders lament the current state of American high schools and say we need to redesign them to do better at teaching creativity, design thinking, forming and defending ideas, collaboration and effective communication, and STEM skills. But there’s a school in Boston that’s already doing all that right now: Boston Arts Academy.
VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality music and/or visual arts instruction for students. Deadline extended to December 16, 2016.
Essentially a catchy acronym for arts integration targeted at math and science, STEAM has ignited the imaginations of scientists, artists, and educators nationwide. Those on the outside of art and education may wonder: what does a STEAM program look like? Why do it? This blog offers a quick look into one such program steaming forward in the center of the Midwest.
Mixed Results for Arts Education Friendly Measures: On Tuesday, November 8, voters in California, Colorado, and Florida cast ballots in favor or against measures to improve access to and support for arts education. Read more information below on the results.