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New York City Department of Education
Provides detailed breakdowns of statistics on the state of arts education in New York City public schools in 2011-2012, as well as a snapshot of trends over a three-year period.
National Center on Time & Learning
Presents case studies of five schools that are advancing arts education through an expanded school day. Identifies common components of these diverse schools and examines how more time allows educators to reconcile the tension between strong academics and a well-rounded education.
Funder(s): Wallace Foundation
Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute; Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education
Presents the results of a study conducted to examine the state of open educational resources (OER) for K-12 music education. The study involved a close examination of 10 music education collections and interviews with 17 music educators, music education content providers, and music education experts.
Funder(s): William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Connected Learning Research Network
Mizuko Ito, Kris Gutiérrez, Sonia Livingstone, Bill Penual, Jean Rhodes, Katie Salen, Juliet Schor, Julian Sefton-Green, S. Craig Watkins
Presents the education approach of "connected learning" as a response to today's changing economy and media ecology. Describes the core values of connected learning and illustrates them through nine case studies.
Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Calls for advancing arts education as part of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum and details recommendations, including building collaborations among various approaches, developing the arts integration field, and expanding teaching opportunities for artists.
Funder(s): John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Center for Arts Education
Explores links between arts education — certified teachers, dedicated and equipped arts classrooms, partnerships, field trips — and high school graduation rates in New York City public schools. Calls for arts instruction for at-risk students.
Funder(s): Altman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Greentree Foundation
Arts for All
Analyzes the implementation of the Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education in eleven school districts. Assesses strategic plans to provide sequential, standards-based arts education, initial impact on student access, and lessons learned.
Funder(s): Angell Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Boeing, Dana Foundation, Herb Alpert Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Target Corporation, Wallace Foundation, Warner Bros. Entertainment
OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
Spilka, Gerri; Meg Long
Provides an overview of an initiative to expand access to integrated arts education with partnership building, advocacy, and strategic communications activities. Discusses Ford's theory of change, challenges, lessons learned, and case summaries.
Funder(s): Ford Foundation
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Seidel, Steve; Lois Hetland; Patricia Palmer; Shari Tishman; Ellen Winner
Based on interviews, site visits, and a literature review, examines how excellence in arts education is defined, how it is measured, and how decisions at all levels affect program quality. Offers tools to help decision makers reflect on and align goals.
Funder(s): Arts Education Partnership, Wallace Foundation
Woodworth, Katrina R.; Debbie H. Kim; Dana M. Petersen; Victoria Tse
Based on case studies of partnerships between districts, schools, and arts organizations, highlights findings and lessons learned about partnership goals and design, instruction, teachers' capacity building, funding, and assessment and accountability.
Funder(s): William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Gittleman, Julia; Laura Perille
Presents findings from a survey on the availability of arts education in the city's public schools, relevant school traits, funding needs, and partners. Offers recommendations and strategies for a three-year expansion plan. Highlights best practices.
Funder(s): Barr Foundation, Boston Foundation, EdVestors, Hunt Alternatives Fund, Linde Family Foundation
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Top Foundations Funding for Arts Education in U.S. Public Elementary/Secondary Education
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