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Schools Focusing on Test Prep at Expense of Arts is a Dumb Move

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"Although kids who are involved in the arts do tend to test better, there’s no direct cause-and-effect evidence that participation actually helps raise scores.
This sounds like awful news and justification to slash school arts programs even further, right? But “dismissing the arts if they don’t directly boost scores is a big mistake,” says Richard Kessler, executive director of the Center for Arts Education in New York City. “In fact, plenty of research shows that children who spend time in school doing visual art, performing music or dance, or even acting in a play gain a whole set of creative and analytical skills that are quickly disappearing from the rest of the curriculum.”


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Want Kids to Be More Altruistic? Give Them Arts Education - Education - GOOD

Want Kids to Be More Altruistic? Give Them Arts Education - Education - GOOD | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it

"People who engage in the arts or watch others do so are more likely to be civically engaged, socially tolerant, and altruistic.  At a time when arts budgets are being decimated, it's concerning that we're depriving students of such critical benefits. Indeed, "If policymakers are concerned about a decline in community life," says LeRoux, "the arts shouldn't be disregarded as a means to promote an active citizenry."


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Starting off young: Teachers agree arts education must begin in elementary school

Starting off young: Teachers agree arts education must begin in elementary school | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it

"A strong visual and performing arts education is proven to improve students’ academic performance in other classes. Providing arts instruction as early as possible is vital, north Okaloosa County educators say. It’s in elementary school that teachers recognize which students have latent artistic talent and can start to develop it."


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How The USA Expanded In One Mesmerizing Animated GIF

How The USA Expanded In One Mesmerizing Animated GIF | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it

Amazing work from wikipedia, summarizing the evolution of the US formation, originally here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_States

 

Tags: USA, historical, visualization. 


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Paige T's comment, September 17, 2012 10:19 AM
This is very interesting because I had no idea that the United States had gone under such transformation. Even within certain borders, there is much change in respect to who the area belongs to. You definitely have to watch it a few times to get the full affect though.
Lindsey Robinson's comment, September 17, 2012 10:21 AM
Although the moving image makes it hard to actually pinpoint the U.S expansion at specific dates, I don't think that is the point of the map. The point of the map is to show how many times territories have changed, etc. I really like the map.. I have never seen anything like it.
Jesse Gauthier's comment, September 17, 2012 10:42 AM
The United States has changed drastically through the years with state borders, but I noticed that the regions' labels of the country are still similar today. For example, the southwest is much more divided today but still classified as a region with plenty of Spanish culture.
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An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World'

An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World' | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it
The violent backlash against the American film is taking place in Muslim societies, but it doesn't seem to correlate with Islam's reach.

 

This is a good reminder that the generalizing about "all Muslims" is as inaccurate as generalization about "all Christians" or any other group.  The world and people are much more nuanced than that. 

 

Tags: MiddleEast, Islam, conflict.


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Martin Daumiller's comment, September 16, 2012 2:53 AM
The map is slightly poor. 100% and more world muslim population? There is a great mix-up between muslims living in a country and percentage of muslims living in a country, therefore turning the U.S., Russia, etc. also into the discussion.
Also there is a distinction between not-protesting and not supporting the protests, which should influence the authers comparision of different mentalities.
The main idea against stereotypes and generalization is a very worthy one, but the way is article shows it is flawed.
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For Artists - NYFA Interactive - New York Foundation for the Arts

Description: The School Programs intern will work with the Manager of School Programs to support the planning, organization, and implementation of a wide range of programs for K-12 students and teachers.
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A Tale of Two Schools: What New York Department of Education Is Getting Right

A Tale of Two Schools: What New York Department of Education Is Getting Right | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it
If there's ever a tangible physical reminder about the differences in education quality in a particular locale, it is found on the floors of a school building on West 134th Street in Harlem. Literally on the floors.
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'Thinking is an art': A case for arts education

'Thinking is an art': A case for arts education | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it

"This is a defining moment for arts education in Chicago, our opportunity to transform the kind of education our public school students receive, and to give them the foundation for success in school and throughout their lives. Through a comprehensive study of the arts, CPS students will get the opportunity to develop into innovative thinkers capable of expressing themselves and contributing to the city's culture and economy. Thinking is an art."


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Nicety or necessity? Local educators champion school arts programs

Nicety or necessity?  Local educators champion school arts programs | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it

“We have to do what Thomas Jefferson said when he founded the University of Virginia: There has to be a renaissance education provided,” state Sen. Don Gaetz said. “A student has to be broadly educated....The relationship of the brain between the arts and what some people might call more practical applications is well documented.”


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Schools Focusing on Test Prep at Expense of Arts is a Dumb Move

Schools Focusing on Test Prep at Expense of Arts is a Dumb Move | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it

"Although kids who are involved in the arts do tend to test better, there’s no direct cause-and-effect evidence that participation actually helps raise scores.
This sounds like awful news and justification to slash school arts programs even further, right? But “dismissing the arts if they don’t directly boost scores is a big mistake,” says Richard Kessler, executive director of the Center for Arts Education in New York City. “In fact, plenty of research shows that children who spend time in school doing visual art, performing music or dance, or even acting in a play gain a whole set of creative and analytical skills that are quickly disappearing from the rest of the curriculum.”


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Arts have value in education

"Indeed, research demonstrates that students exposed to the arts develop better academic and social/ emotional skills. Accordingly, some Baltimore-area schools have implemented "Arts Integration," which counters the "Cut the arts and teach to the tests" model that proliferated following No Child Left Behind.

Initiated by its former principal, Judy Walker, Robert Moton Elementary, one-third special education (housing the county's only program for students with very intensive emotional needs) and now a "Total Title One" site (for its high percentage of disadvantaged learners), recently became Carroll County's first Arts Integration school."


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TEAM: Transforming Education through the Arts and Media: Leading ...

TEAM: Transforming Education through the Arts and Media: Leading ... | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it
In this session, we will go beyond curriculum design and pedagogy to explore how principals can provide leadership for school-wide media integration and more fully support teachers in transforming their practice.
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High-Impact Professional Development for Rural Schools | Edutopia

High-Impact Professional Development for Rural Schools | Edutopia | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it
Grades: K-6. Enrollment: (2010-11) 255. Student population: (2010-11) 70% free or reduced-price lunch 98% Caucasian <5% Latino <5% African American <5% Native American 15% Individualized education programs ...
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Princeton Day School students learn about plants in new outdoor classroom

Princeton Day School students learn about plants in new outdoor classroom | Art Integrated Education | Scoop.it
Some tracked down the rows where vegetables were ripe for the picking and helped themselves to a mouthful of small green tomatoes. Others were given seeds to plant among the many rows of flowers, beans, corn and other plants.
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