Does listening to certain types of music presage later adolescent delinquent behavior?
A baseline report on Music Makes Us, a public-private initiative in Metro Nashville public schools to improve music education.
25 German primary School students showed an increase in verbal memory after taking instrumental music lessons for 18 months.
A randomized-control study from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art suggests field trips to an art museum can boost observation skills and appetite for art, especially for underserved kids.
Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Haven, in 2015, New York City will begin issuing municipal identification cards to undocumented immigrants, with an arts-oriented twist.
The show will go on at the Metropolitan Opera, thanks to a labor agreement that, among other things, allows an independent analyst to monitor the opera’s fiscal health on behalf of its employees – and could have widespread impact within the nonprofit sector.
Jane Chu and William Adams take the helms of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, respectively, while state and local arts budgets around the country finally show signs of (gasp!) growth.
Title: “The Educational Value of Field Trips,” plus two related articles: “Supplemental Study: Long-Term Benefits of Field Trips to the Walton Arts Center” and “Methodological Appendix for the Crystal Bridges Experimental Study” Author(s): Jay P. Greene, Brian Kisida and Daniel H. Bowen (“Educational Value of Field Trips”); Jay P. Greene and Brian Kisida (“Supplemental Study”);Read More
Both the NEA and the NEH have new official leaders this month: Jane Chu, head of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, will be the 11th chair of the NEA; William “Bro” Adams, formerly president of Colby College, will be the 10th chair of the NEH. Respected internal acting chairsRead More
In early 2014, President Barack Obama addressed workers at a General Electric gas engine plant. “A lot of young people don’t see the trades and skilled manufacturing as a viable career,” he said, “but I promise you, folks can make a lot more… with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an artRead More