Inspired by their recently released joint publication, More Than the Sum of its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education, representatives of Big Thought and the National Guild for Community Arts Education will lead an interactive exploration of how arts organizations in communities across America are increasing access to, multiplying the benefits of, and sustaining quality arts education through large-scale, cross-sector collaborations.
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.
The Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Office, in partnership with the Office of Innovation and Improvement, is hosting a pair of webinars on the “Investing in Innovation” (i3) funding opportunity. These webinars intend to provide relevant information to complete the pre-application for the i3 competition. The first is taking place Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2pm EDT and is about the Q&A i3 PRE-APPLICATION. Register with this link.
From ED Review, April 12, 2013
...a bi-weekly update on U.S. Department of Education activities relevant to the Intergovernmental and Corporate community and other stakeholders
Attached is a state-by-state chart that provides an overview of the current ESEA flexibility request status of all states, including the District of Columbia. Here are some of the highlights:
The Obama Administration submitted the FY 2014 budget request to Congress on April 10, 2013. Below is a summary and analysis of the portion of the budget request pertaining to the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
From Alyson Klein, writing for Education Week:
1) What exactly is sequestration? Sequestration is a series of across-the-board cuts to a broad range of federal programs, including those in the U.S. Department of Education, set to hit the government on Friday, March 1, unless Congress and the Obama administration make a last-ditch effort to stop them. Programs in the U.S. Department of Education would be cut by about 5.3 percent, according to the Government Accountability Office. The cuts aren't just for this year, either. They're aimed at chopping $1.2 trillion out of the federal deficit over the next decade. So, if nothing happens, they're the new normal.
From Valerie Strauss, writing for The Washington Post:
From Anne Midgette for The Washington Post: