A new federal court decision could increase employer leeway around education-based internships.
The Comcast-Time Warner Merger is Dead (and Other April Stories)
The mega media company folded under pressure from lawmakers, other mega companies, and everyday Americans.
Grantmakers in the Arts Goes to Washington
In March of 2012, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) launched the Arts Education Funders Coalition. The goal of the Coalition is “to research and identify federal policy opportunities that promote equitable access to arts education in all public schools.” It consists of about 135 individuals from 115 organizations within GIA’s membership and is led byRead More
Midsummer public arts funding update
FEDERAL The United States Senate is considering an update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. The bill contains several pro-arts revisions, but as Narric Rome explains, political constraints probably mean an agreement is still far off. The Senate did, however, add the Arts Require Timely ServiceRead More
Looking Beyond Our Borders for National Arts Education Policies
Do Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and South Africa have something to teach us about teaching our kids?
Around the horn: Blago edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT – DOMESTIC Americans for the Arts’s Narric Rome provides a vital update on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind), and what it all means for arts education, as it makes its way through the Congressional committee process. Proposed copyright legislation called theRead More
Around the horn: European debt edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT: DOMESTIC AFTA’s Narric Rome shares the latest on how arts education has fared in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) reauthorization, which Jennifer Kessler reported on earlier this year. Mostly good news, from what it sounds like. Looks like net neutrality advocates dodged a bullet when the Senate rejected anRead More
Re-envisioning No Child Left Behind, and What It Means for Arts Education
Obama’s Federal Education Blueprint may seem promising for the arts, but we still do not know whether it will shift schools away from rigorous testing to focus on building a complete and robust education for students, with the arts as well as with other subjects.