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Arne Duncan and the Arts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement on June 15, 2009 regarding results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts 2008 assessment of Music and Visual Arts at Grade 8: "These results are important for several reasons. First, they remind us that the arts are a core academic subject and part of a complete education for all…

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Ivy League dreams come true with liquor magnate’s gift

Sidney Frank, a foundation which funds the Artists-in-Schools program at the Workshop, gives $100 million gift to Brown. http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/05/25/brown.graduates.sidney.frank/index.html

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The Arts are Back

White House Convenes and Briefs Arts Activists Given the abundance of crises and combustible situations we face, one would hardly blame the new administration if it moved slowly on the cultural front. But last week, the President named a new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and hosted the first spoken word performance at the White House. Michelle Obama spoke…

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Arts and the Recession

Many people are worried about the effect of the current economic climate on the arts and arts funding. The following link is a KQED Forum discussion about that very subject. http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R903231000

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