Tag Archives: Academics

Third Space (2005)

Third Space tells the riveting story of the profound changes in the lives of kids, teachers, and parents in ten economically disadvantaged communities across the country that place their bets on the arts as a way to create great schools. The schools become caring communities where teachers find new joy and satisfaction in teaching and […]
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Partnering Arts Education: A Working Model from ArtsConnection

This free publication details the importance of partnerships between classroom teachers and artists and how they build successful residencies in schools. It provides insight and concrete steps in using the ArtsConnection model. Link: http://www.dana.org/WorkArea/downloadasset.aspx?id=8104
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Lincoln Center Institute Project

From Project Zero , a research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Lincoln Center Institute Project Curricular Frameworks in Aesthetic Education was an artist-in-residence program designed to expose students to the arts, and to immerse students and teachers in an intensive aesthetic education program Link to PDF: http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/2005/RAND_RB9106.pdf
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Learning Partnerships: Improving Learning in Schools with Arts Partners in the Community (1999)

This report examines what makes an effective and sustainable Arts and Education Partnership. It describes these relationships as a key ingredient in school improvement strategies and includes the important questions to address at each stage of development for successful arts education partnerships. Link to PDF: http://www.aep-arts.org/files/partnership/LearningPartnerships.pdf
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Key Features of the PAL program

The purpose of ArtsEd Washington’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program is to increase the provision of high quality arts instruction in Washington State’s educational system. PAL’s goal is to build and support systemic change in public elementary schools so that all students can benefit from the proven and powerful role of arts learning in a […]
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Anchoring Arts Education: Principals’ Arts Leadership Full Report

An evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s Principal’s Arts Leadership Program for elementary schools, May 2009. Anchoring Arts Education: Principals Arts Leadership Full Report
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Anchoring Arts Education: Principals’ Arts Leadership Executive Summary

Executive Summary from the May 2009 Evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program.
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Anchoring Arts Education: Principals’ Arts Leadership Best Practices

Extract of best practices and recommendations from the May 2009 Evaluation of ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program.
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Improving Arts Education Partnerships

This research found that joint-venture partnerships can yield many benefits but are less common than simple-transaction partnerships in which schools typically select prepared programs without a needs assessment. Transaction relationships have fewer benefits, but can be improved in many ways. Link: http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9058
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High Quality Music Education Raises Test Scores

According to this study published in the Journal for Research in Music Education, students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs.  This is the first study ever to examine the quality of school music programs as a contributing factor for test […]
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