New York City public high school students are not getting the arts education required by state regulations, according to an audit released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Arts Education Grantmakers in the Arts is committed to ensuring that all students have access to quality arts education. Research shows that access to arts education supports higher graduation rates, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and future arts participation. Yet low income students and students of color continue to lack access to everyday instruction in the arts while in school. GIA provides information, training, research, and other resources to support arts education funders in furthering their work and the field as a whole.
From Judy Woodruff at PBS Newshour:
The Wallace Foundation has announced a five-year, $24-million initiative that seeks to learn how districts can improve the effectiveness of principal supervisors so they can better help principals improve teaching and learning in schools.
The Wallace foundation has published a listing of the reports most frequently downloaded in 2013. Many of these reports were focused on school leadership (the link between the position of the principal and student achievement, in particular). Most of the reports that made the list were published prior to 2013.
The attached .pdf file is an overview of education and related funding under the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill that was released by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on January 13. The memo provides a summary of specific education-related funding and policy provisions in the bill, as well as a chart on page 4 comparing funding levels for selected programs to the FY 2013 pre- and post-sequester numbers.
Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth and Other Experts is a new report from The Wallace Foundation that draws on hundreds of interviews with young people, their families, leaders of exemplary programs and others nationwide. It offers some answers, including 10 principles for developing effective programming. The report's authors—Denise Montgomery, Peter Rogovin and Nero Persaud—will present their research in a free webinar on Thursday, November 14.
If Congress is unable to pass a continuing resolution (CR) by September 30, 2013, the federal government may go into a government shutdown. Attached is a memo that provides background information on what happens during a government shutdown, as well as how a government shutdown may affect the major programs areas of the Department of Education.