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2013-10-23 16:26:25

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective classroom arts integration can reduce or eliminate educational achievement gaps for economically disadvantaged students, according to a Mississippi State University research report. In other words, when teachers reinforce academic concepts with the arts, students learn more and score higher on standardized tests. MSU's John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development generated the report,...

2013-07-23 16:22:19

Shepard Fairey-designed "CREATE YOUR FUTURE" billboards & bus wraps throughout LA promote the importance of creative thinking in schools. LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final installment of Los Angeles Fund for Public Education's #ArtsMatter public art project appears today around Los Angeles with bus wraps and hundreds of billboards promoting the importance of creative thinking in education. Shepard Fairey created the design with inspiration from LAUSD...

2013-07-11 12:23:51

First Program Development Grant Awarded to Music Center Arts integration improves overall student engagement and academic performance. LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase students' access to the arts and to support LAUSD classroom teachers, the LA Fund announced today it is launching the program phase of their #ArtsMatter campaign which to date has focused on advocacy and fundraising. The LA Fund has committed $750,000 to fund...

2013-04-09 04:22:15

Third Segment of Los Angeles Fund for Public Education's Arts Matter Public Art Project Hits the Streets in July LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Artist Shepard Fairey is asking Los Angeles public school students to think creatively. In designing the third installment of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education's Arts Matter public art project, Fairey will create a design with inspiration from Los Angeles students. The resulting artwork will be displayed on city...

2012-10-08 11:23:17

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The LA Fund for Public Education today announced the launch of "Arts Matter," a first of its kind, citywide public art exhibition and fundraising campaign to revitalize arts education in the nation's second largest public school system. The widest reaching public art project in Los Angeles's history, Arts Matter features original works of art by the city's most renowned artists on city buses and outdoor advertising...

2012-05-31 02:23:44

BETHESDA, Md., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools across the country are investing less in theatre arts programs according to a U.S. Department of Education study released last month (http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012014). The research, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, showed a 16% drop in public elementary school instruction for drama/theatre over the past ten years, and a 3% drop in secondary schools. It also revealed a disparity between...

2012-05-10 10:24:13

TRENTON, N.J., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly every child in New Jersey has access to arts education in their school, according to a survey released today from the New Jersey Arts Education Census Project. The survey is the most comprehensive assessment of arts education in New Jersey schools ever conducted and reflects data collected from 99 percent of New Jersey's public schools. The Census Project is part of a public-private partnership that includes the New Jersey State Council on...

2012-05-07 02:27:54

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Could the arts be America's secret weapon to student success? Decades of research, collected and analyzed by the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) suggest this possibility. Now a new website developed by AEP will make it easier for an educator, parent, business leader, funder, student, researcher, artist, policymaker -- or simply a concerned citizen -- to find the facts on the many ways the arts help students learn, create and achieve. The Arts Education...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

WASHINGTON and SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted singer-songwriter and record producer Ben Folds will perform at The Americans for the Arts 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on April 16 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The lecture is presented by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, in partnership with Ovation, the only television network celebrating...

2012-01-04 08:00:00

WASHINGTON and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy Award®-winning TV, film and stage actor and arts advocate Alec Baldwin will deliver The Americans for the Arts 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on April 16 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The lecture is presented by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, in partnership with Ovation, the only...