Latest Federal Intervention in Arts Education Stories

2011-03-24 00:00:27

Students from Title I schools often have underdeveloped reading skills and are more likely to score below proficient on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. Many Title I schools in the U.S.

2009-10-29 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- States vary widely in where they set their student proficiency standards in 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics, according to a new report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics.

2009-06-15 09:00:00

But Significant Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Economic Gaps Apparent WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The frequency of arts instruction has remained steady for over a decade although significant racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic gaps are evident in both music and visual arts for eighth-graders, according to the 2008 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) in arts - the first assessment of student achievement in the arts since 1997.

2006-12-15 06:00:37

By Conrad, David Music teachers are normally an optimistic and progressive group. Over the past few years, however, I have heard more and more of my public school music colleagues say that they feel worn-out and frustrated by recent developments affecting American music education.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.