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Federal K-12 Arts Ed Funding on the Chopping Block Again

In case you missed  it, on September 29th, in Ed Week's Curriculum Matters blog was this article: STEM Ed. Among Cuts Sought in Draft House Budget Plan. The House is at it again, proposing the zeroing out of K-12 arts education at the USDOE, as well as a host of other vital programs, including the Mathematics and Science Partnerships, and the Teaching American History grants. At the same time: The House plan does propose increases in at least a few areas. For example, it would raise spending on the Title I program for disadvantaged … [Read more...]

Arts Education in New York City Schools: Doing More with Much Less????

From today's City Room, by Anna Phillips: Even Before Layoffs, Schools Lost 135 Arts TeachersAnd, before that, there was successive years of steep declines in funding for arts supplies and cultural partnerships.New York City spends $2 per student on arts supplies. I know suburban districts on Long Island and Westchester that spend about $18. Click here to read the report.Reading and math teachers are expected to be cut at a much lower rate. … [Read more...]

Juillard Makes Cuts to MAP Program

In today's New York Times there is an article about cuts Juilliard is making to it's Musical Advancement Program (MAP), which serves low income students. The article also mentions cutbacks made to the Academy program, but doesn't provide details.This news comes on the heels of the Curtis Institute announcing a new facility. It's a good example of the schizoid nature of the world, all challenge and opportunity, I guess. It's big money flowing through the stimulus while all sorts of cuts are occurring across all sectors of the economy. … [Read more...]

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