Arts-Education Policy

Arts Education Blog Forum Continues

http://blog.westaf.org/2011/07/arts-education-blog-forum-continues_26.ht Introduction to the Arts Education Blog Forum For the next four weeks, Julie Fry, Program Officer  in the Performing Arts Program for The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and I will host an ongoing...


White House Champions of Change - Week 15: Arts Education

http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions President Obama believes that the arts and humanities should be part of the education of every child in America. The power of the arts and humanities to foster creativity in developing minds, to engage and motivate students in school and to...


Re-envisioning No Child Left Behind, and What It Means for Arts Education

Re-envisioning No Child Left Behind, and What It Means for Arts Education By Jennifer Kessler | Published: March 25th, 2011 http://createquity.com/ From the Obama-Biden Transition Project via Flickr In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent almost 10 of his...


No art? No social change. No innovation economy.

Arts and Culture as Elemental Contributors to Social Capital Eric Friedenwald-Fishman Creative Director/President, Metropolitan Group The article that follows was published by Stanford Social Innovation Review.To read the full article it was based upon and learn about six...


Victory? Victory!

We are unaccustomed to victories in arts education, particularly at this time of economic uncertainty, and particularly at this time of the year. It's spring: pinkslip time for many teachers in California. Advocates in local school districts are fighting fiercely to provide all...


Arts & Achievement for All!

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, the Partnership for Creative Learning presented "Arts & Achievement for All: A Public Forum for 2010 San Francisco Board of Education Candidates" at KQED Public Media. Previous to holding this forum, all candidates received an email invitation...


Artists in Schools - A good use of the people's money

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flfXYBDWQvM] Award winning actor Bill Irwin talks about public employment of artists, and his experience working in schools under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) in the 1970s. "I got up each day with an Arts agenda."...


Carol Channing - "I'm so old I had the arts."

Let's keep the arts alive! Let's keep young hearts alive! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1n03WZ80s&fs=1&hl=en_US]


Education Week Article: Going From STEM to STEAM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) - the new buzzword in education acronyms, has become a leading force in the current effort to reform K-12 education. Fueled by the Obama Administration's focus on education through Race to the Top and I3 -Invest in...


What is the difference between a teaching artist profession of independent contractors and one of employees?

Teaching artistry is a relatively new, unformed profession. Teaching artists employed by organizations like the Workshop often vacillate between classifications as independent contractors or temporary part-time employees. In a February 18 article in the New York Times, Steven...


Arts at Risk as SFUSD Grapples with Draconian Budget Cuts

On Tuesday, January 26th the full San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education met to discuss the draconian budget cuts the District is facing over the next two years.  In total, the District is facing a $113 million shortfall (over two years) out of a total annual...


The Obama Arts Policy Platform: Part 3 – Publicly Champion the Importance of Arts Education

What this boils down to is arts education advocacy, also a new initiative at Performing Arts Workshop. For decades we have touted the importance of arts education in the classroom, but the impact seemed limited to our region. Recently we chose to broaden the focus of our work...