On Tuesday, October 22 nd , Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) broke ground on its new state-of-the-art facility at 1000 Burmaster Street in Gretna, Louisiana. Serving students from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), YACS is the school division of Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA), Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s New Orleans-based affiliate. Located at the site of a former
SEADAE and Young Audiences announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Young Audiences will provide communications, data collection, technology, daily operations, and project management support services to SEADAE.
ArtsNow has been awarded more than US$2.27 million over four years to fund its smART Literacy! program in four elementary schools in Georgia and South Carolina. Notably, ArtsNow is one of three Young Audiences affiliates to be awarded AAEDD grants for FY18, among just 22 winning projects culled from more than 90 applications.
Contributed by Cory Wilkerson, Project Manager, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Ms. Cory Wilkerson is the Project Manager for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and serves on the Media Arts Committee. Ms. Wilkerson has taught Theatre Arts and film K-12 as a teaching artist and classroom teachers; her current work has been in arts standards and assessment. She also serves as
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is issuing an invitation for arts educators interested in serving as adjudicators of the high school student work collected from diverse school settings across the nation as part of the 2015-16 Model Cornerstone Assessment (MCA) Pilot Project.
Examining changes in policy and advances in practice. Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center Grapevine, Texas. Call for Proposals Open Until May 1, 2016! Education is gearing up for change. Driven by the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now known as Every Student Succeeds (ESSA), this legislative shift at the federal level marks a significant opportunity for arts
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has issued a call for high school arts educators to pilot the National Core Arts Standards Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs) in dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts during the 2015-2016 school year. MCAs are curriculum-embedded performance-based assessment examples that are designed to model standards-based arts assessment and
Arts as a core subject: Ben Folds is an arts education advocate who is able to make the issues surrounding arts education transparent. He is able to use his position to make sure that educators and policy makers know that people “will not stand for moving the arts out of the way for ‘more important’ things... read more.
Announced in January 2014, the Shared Endeavor is a student centric statement that describes the support students need to expand their learning through the arts. It fosters proactive, long‐term collaborations among certified arts educators, community arts providers, and certified non‐arts educators.
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards will be joined by singer-songwriter and arts education activist, Ben Folds to host a formal launch of the new National Core Arts Standards on Monday, October 20 at 9 am. Watch it live here!
"I believe that being situated in Arizona puts our organization at a great advantage. Although located in the poorest County in the State, AZ Arts Standards has been fully supportive and has even created endorsements in the areas of dance, music, theatre and visual arts."
"The CCSS encourage the use of 'digital media and visual displays of data' to inform and enhance student writing and presentations. There is a great opportunity there for media arts teachers, working cross - disciplinarily and in their own classrooms, to connect to and build on this expectation – to use it as a point of departure for deeper and more meaningful use of visual and multimedia expression."
Learn more about the new National Core Arts Standards...
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) launched the new National Core Art Standards website ! The National Core Arts Standards are written by and for arts educators to support quality teaching and learning. Since their initial publication in 1994, our nation’s first standards for arts education have guided improvements in the design, delivery, and
Join us for the virtual launch of The National Core Arts Standards on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 1 to 3 pm EST!
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has launched a final public review of the draft PreK-12 arts standards in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The review will open on February 14, 2014, and will close February 28, on the coalition’s wiki page at http://nccas.wikispaces.com/ This third and concluding review reflects NCCAS’s ongoing commitment to a responsive
NCCAS hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 1 to discuss the standards revision project.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning has joined the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) as a leadership governance organization. NCCAS, a coalition of national arts and education organizations and other representatives, is committed to developing a next generation of voluntary, researched-based arts education standards. These arts education standards will build on the foundation