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March 12, 2019
New York plans to offer new arts option for pathways to graduation
New York high schoolers may be able substitute one of their five Regents exams for a portfolio of art by 2022 without having to take an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate class.
February 14, 2019
Rise & Shine: Michigan expulsions are down. So why are advocates for students concerned?
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her first State of the State address on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest…
February 12, 2019
Extra arts education boosts students’ writing scores — and their compassion, big new study finds
One of the largest gold-standard studies on arts education ever conducted finds measurable benefits to giving students more music, theater, and dance.
August 16, 2018
New data pulls back curtain on Chicago’s high school admissions derby
Before the online portal GoCPS system streamlined the high school choice process, Chicago schools lacked a common deadline or single place portal to…
chasing a diploma
April 9, 2018
New York state inches closer to a new arts assessment that can be used on students’ path to graduation
New York state officials are trying to create a new arts assessment that can be used as one diploma requirement.
March 5, 2018
An NBC grant means the lights and speakers at this southwest Denver arts school will actually work
The television network gave $500,000 to 50 schools in honor of its new drama “Rise."
Week In Review
June 30, 2017
The week in review: Goodbye, EAA and master teachers. Hello, Alycia Meriweather and Big Sean
Long-struggling schools in a special turnaround district are returning to Detroit’s district — just as new schools chief Nikolai Vitti shakes up the central administration.
How I Teach
April 26, 2017
Live, from Music City, an elementary school teacher presents life lessons with a beat
Nashville elementary school teacher Christopher Blackmon is one of 31 educators nationwide named 2017 Music Teachers of Excellence by the Country Music Association.
May 13, 2015
Music cutbacks at some IPS schools anger parents
The changes mean each elementary school will have one full-time music teacher. But some programs will be cut.
October 9, 2014
Two Memphis arts teachers win top state award
Two Memphis visual arts teachers were named Art Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Art Education Association. Ebony Johnson, who teaches at White Station…
August 14, 2014
With arts offerings limited in many schools, Fariña celebrates top-tier student artists
As she honored recipients of a special arts diploma only available to students at select schools, Fariña reiterated her commitment to expanding access to arts education.
July 1, 2014
City will hire 100 new arts teachers and invest in facilities with additional $23M
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced how the city will spend increased funding for arts education Tuesday, emphasizing over 100 new teachers and improvements to facilitates.
May 22, 2014
Fariña touts museum visit pilot program for middle schoolers
After-school programming, middle schoolers, and an arts focus: Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s program to get students into museums after classes checks off three Fariña-and-de Blasio-administration favorites. The…
May 12, 2014
De Blasio touts new millions in arts funding, but city not yet sure how it will be spent
De Blasio stopped by an art class at Queens’ P.S. 69 to highlight the $20 million boost to arts education included in his new budget proposal, and to tout “important reforms” in the budget plan and the proposed teachers contract. Still, some big questions remain.
April 7, 2014
Comptroller: City should boost schools’ lagging arts offerings
One in five city schools does not have even a part-time art teacher, despite state laws mandating arts instruction—and the gaps are greatest in schools…
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