To celebrate National Arts Education Month, discover inspiring arts education stories from around the Bay Area featured on KQED, and visit our Arts Education page to discover KQED’s creative resources for the classroom, including activities and videos for students about contemporary arts and culture. It seems ironic that while in the UK we now look to the tiger economies” for tips on how to improve maths and science, emerging markets such as China, South Korea and Malaysia are tackling their shortcomings in arts education by using the western model as a template or inviting UK schools to open branches overseas.
Key findings from the report include 88% of elementary students participate in both music and visual arts classes for approximately 50 minutes per week in each art form.73% of high schools have a local policy that exceeds the state graduation requirement of one-half credit in the arts.
If passed, the ballot question would have allowed Massachusetts’ Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to 12 new charter schools, or expand enrollment in existing charter schools, by up to 1 percent of statewide public school enrollment every year, starting in 2017.
Partnering with Vans Custom Culture, Americans for the Arts has designed the Arts Education Navigator, a series of e-books covering a variety of topics with the purpose of helping educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education.
Individualized curriculum – AIE students are given great freedom to choose their own academic pathway, studying topics as varied as universal design and technology, learning in museums, leadership in social-change organizations, gender and sexuality in schools, politics and educational policy, adolescent development, neuroscience, and more.