Author(s): TakeLessons
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2015

Music learning games, access to sheet music, online lessons and communities allow for the global exchange of information, opening up a world of online music education. These new education platforms not only give us access to more information, but they also help to lift barriers common to traditional music lessons.

Author(s): Moore, Sara R.
Date of Publication: Aug 06, 2015

This intimate, photography-based study explores the experience of first-generation college students with efficacy, culture, literacy and media. It reveals intricate details about the effects relationships have on college persistence.

Author(s): Atairu, Minne and Steinhardt, Eva, editors
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2015

Following the first ever National Summit for Creative Youth Development, which ran from the 27th to the 29th of March 2014, Americans for the Arts hosted a Blog Salon centered on the emerging field of Creative Youth Development. The content of this Green Paper is from the September 2014 Creative Youth Development Blog Salon.

Author(s): Gute, Gary and Gute, Deanne
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2015

On July 9-10, 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) cosponsored a meeting titled “The Nature of Creativity in the Brain.” Held at SFI in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the meeting engaged a 15-member working group to perform two tasks:

Author(s): Gibas, Talia
Date of Publication: Jun 02, 2015

Excerpted from Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. This essay looks at pending changes within the K–12 American formal education system and the role that the arts may play in positively impacting those changes over the next 10–15 years. The

Author(s): Polin, Jane L.
Date of Publication: May 10, 2015

In the 2001 landmark school financing case Campaign for Fiscal Equity vs. State of New York, Justice DeGrasse addressed the role of the arts in education. In his ruling, access to a complete education—an education that includes the arts—is the right, not the privilege, of students attending public schools in the state of New York. He went on to acknowledge the potential special benefits of an arts education for students from disadvantaged circumstances.

Author(s): Colorado Creative Industries
Date of Publication: May 01, 2015

This report examines the significant achievements in arts education since 2008 largely due to two pieces of Colorado state legislation, Senate Bill 212/CAP 4K (2008) and House Bill 1273 (2010). These laws mandated the creation of academic standards in visual and performing arts and have led to district/teacher-created arts assessments, curricular templates, and educator effectiveness resources.

Author(s): South Carolina Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2015

This report uses these statistics to show the status of arts education in South Carolina as it seeks to improve its state-wide arts education programs for future generations.

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2015

Statistics in Brief publications present descriptive data in tabular formats to provide useful information to a broad audience, including members of the general public. They address topical issues and questions. They do not investigate more complex hypotheses, account for inter-relationships among variables, or support causal inferences. We encourage readers who are interested in more complex questions and in-depth analysis to explore other NCES resources, including publications, online data tools, and public- and restricted-use datasets. See and references noted in the body of

Author(s): Dr. Osborne, T.L.
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2015

"Why Am I Writing This Book? There are many aspects of Hip Hop culture that exceeds beyond just the beat, a dance, or a catchy hook. The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 1) & The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 2) are books that were created to make a connection between the past and the present, as it relates to Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop culture has been able to accomplish so much in such a very short period of time, most of which includes the bridging of generational and racial gaps locally and internationally. The hope; however, is that the culture continues to grow and evolve to a point where