A good information resource from Arts Education Partnership:
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.
- Schools without Regents exams cite success amid shifting tides, from Gotham Schools
- Five More States Get NCLB Waivers, from Education Week
- Health-Care Ruling Has Implications for Education Spending, from Education Week
Diane Ravitch responds, on her blog, to a piece in Education Week that asserts that multiple-choice standardized tests are sufficient to assess arts education:
- The Chronicle of Double Standards, from Education Week
- California neglects education of English learners, lawsuit claims, from the Los Angeles Times
- Students Press for Action on Immigration, from The New York Times
The Fordham Institute recently released “Pricing the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost?”, a report analyzing different methods of adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how much each would cost.
19 States Approved So Far; 17 States and Washington, D.C., Currently Under Review; Other States Can Still Apply
The Obama administration approved eight additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. Today's announcement brings the number of states with waivers to 19. Eighteen additional applications are still under review.
- Why Romney, Obama are education twins, from The Washington Post
- Romney discusses education policy and class size in Philadelphia, from the Los Angeles Times
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino joins Laura Perille, Executive Director of EdVestors, in supporting the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative. The Initiative recently announced its receipt of a $4 million Wallace grant: