Category Archives: Arts Education

Arts Ed Now: Youth Art Month Kicks Off to Celebrate “My Art, My Story”

Posted on by Kristin Wenger, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

  Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. March is Youth Art Month, a time “to celebrate visual arts for grades K-12, emphasize the value of art education for all children, and … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and what it means for Arts Education

Posted on by Bob Morrison, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

  Last month, after years of stalled negotiations and Congressional stalemates, President Obama signed into law a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. So say goodbye to No Child Left Behind and hello to the new law, … Continue reading

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Introducing Field Trip New Jersey

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We are excited to join the Community Foundation of New Jersey in announcing the launch of Field Trip New Jersey, a new fund to support opportunities for students in underserved communities to connect classroom learning with real-life experiences. We hope … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Trenton Children’s Chorus

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.   Trenton Children’s Chorus  Connect: Website: trentonchildrenschorus.org Twitter: @trentonchorus Facebook: … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: GlassRoots

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  GlassRoots  Connect:  Website: glassroots.org Twitter: twitter.com/glassroots Facebook: facebook.com/GlassRootsInc Tumblr: glassrootsinc.tumblr.com … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Educational Arts Team

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  Educational Arts Team Connect Website: http://educationalartsteam.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdArtsTeam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdArtsTeam What they do: … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Arts Horizons

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Leading up to New Year’s Eve, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving. Today: Arts Horizons!  Arts Horizons Connect: Website: artshorizons.org Twitter: @artshorizons1 Facebook: Facebook.com/ArtsHorizons Instagram: … Continue reading

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The Six Distinctive Features of Creative Placemaking

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

How does one define that sometimes elusive concept of creative placemaking and what makes it succeed? My friend Nick Paleologos of the NJ State Council on the Arts, fondly states that New Jersey invented creative placemaking, based on the extraordinary … Continue reading

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It’s National Arts Education Week!

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ

This is National Arts Education Week! What better time to celebrate the arts in our schools than when “back to school night”  happens all over the state?   This week marks the fifth annual National Arts Education Week, and it’s no secret … Continue reading

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Dodge’s Wendy Liscow Honored at New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

  Wendy Liscow, Education Program Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, was honored this week with a New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Distinguished Service Award. Liscow was among the 100 advocates, leaders, educators and students recognized for their … Continue reading

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Arts Education in New Jersey Schools Continues to Grow

Posted on by New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

New Jersey continues to lead the nation through the release of detailed arts education information to the public and the research findings look promising—a 4% increase in high school arts participation from the previous year with significant increases in dance … Continue reading

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A Call to Reinvigorate Arts Journalism in New Jersey and beyond

Posted on by By Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ Executive Director

While the news media is changing at lightning speed and its outlets growing exponentially, the news itself seems harder and harder to find. The avalanche of what passes as news is too often lacking meaningful and credible content whether in … Continue reading

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Q&A with Wendy Liscow

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This is the second installment of our new regular feature on the blog: interviews with Dodge staff. We’re going to check in with what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state, and we’ll pepper … Continue reading

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Arts Activism Abounds in New Jersey!

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

Arts activism abounds in New Jersey! Daffodils, tulips and dogwoods aren’t the only things blooming in abundance this spring. A host of opportunities are available for citizens who want to make sure that the arts remain on the public policy … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of How Music and Arts Education Became Core Subjects (Hint: It Is Not How You Think!)

Posted on by Bob Morrison, Chair, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership and CEO, Quadrant Arts Education Research

The year 2011 served as the twenty year anniversary of the release of the landmark report “Growing Up Complete: The Imperative for Music Education.” What many people do not know is the series of events this announcement triggered to end … Continue reading

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