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In 2008 we dedicated our first NEA Arts issue of the year to celebrating the new class of NEA Jazz Masters. In that issue, we also spotlighted our Jazz in the Schools (JITS) curriculum, which had just celebrated its third birthday. Bringing Jazz to a New Generation: NEA Jazz in the Schools Reaches...
Row of Seats by flickr user trancedmoogle Just before the holidays, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released a 171-page stocking stuffer, America’s Youth: Transitions to Adulthood . The report compiles and analyzes nationally...
DeAnna Cummings. Photo by Michele Spaise At Juxtaposition Arts , creativity isn’t just seen as a form of expression: it’s considered an agent of change. Based in North Minneapolis, one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, the organization provides visual arts literacy...
This photo is from Natalie Lindstrom's session at Art Links. As described by Holly McAdams, "Natalie was using a paper hat-making activity to talk about ideas of 3D design. The identity of the youth at Youth Links must remain anonymous, so it is tricky to document their interactions. I...
Margaret Martin. Photo courtesy of the Harmony Project "Art, when alive and well within a society, is the creative force that drives innovation and effective solutions to social problems." What happens when you mix a little kid playing Brahms with Los Angeles gangbangers? Well, if you...
Text and photo by Joel Gavin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Oklahoma Arts Council Conference attendees take part in the Mosaic Marathon. The mosaic will be installed as public art in downtown Tulsa. Fall in Oklahoma is often defined by college football and the start to the NBA...
Michelle Obama poses with Judith Anderson and Salvador Flores-Martinez, representatives from ArtLab, based in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Steve Purcell Last week, I was at the White House---which is always a treat---for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. It’s a big event...
NACAP student composers from Chinle High School work out their compositions with composer-in-resident Raven Chacon. Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon Music Fest Today at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama presented a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to the Grand Canyon Music...
Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si “We believe that each student that joins our program is there not only to gain wisdom but to impart wisdom.” – Jon Hinojosa Jon Hinojosa is the...
First pointe shoes by flickr user .Dianna. The College Board, in partnership with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), recently released two research reports designed to support the revision of the National Arts Education Standards. Building upon the 1994 National Standards,...

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