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Mr. James Palmarini

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  • Help Wanted: Educators and Student Advocates to support the adoption of the new National Core Theatre Standards

    Advocacy

    Help wanted: Educator-Advocates needed to support adoption of the National Core Theatre Standards On June 4, the new web-based National Core Arts Standards were released during a streaming webinar in which nearly three thousand individuals participated. The standards in dance, media art, music, theatre, and visual arts are the result of three years of work by the National Coalition for Arts Standards. Seventy writers and NCCAS leadership reviewed thousands of comments by teachers, administrators,...

  • Standard Time

    Open Forum

    Standards time In 2011, the leadership of the national arts education organizations met in Washington, D.C. to discuss the status of their disciplines in schools. Arts education, while robust and available for some students, was becoming increasingly unavailable to others. There was a sense of urgency in the meeting driven by two facts: One, the increased emphasis on testing in other subject areas, tightening budgets, and a lack of understanding of the value and purpose of arts education...

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  • A Glorious Day in Washington: Arts Advocacy Day 2014

    Advocacy

    A glorious day in Washington: Arts Advocacy Day 2014 This week was really important in Cincinnati, the home of the national EdTA office. Baseball season started with a parade and gloriously sunny day. The home team lost, but that was a minor detail—we didn’t win the battle but maybe we’ll win the war of 162 games. And that makes me think of what took place the previous week in Washington, D.C.— Arts Advocacy Day 2014 . In that glorious event (not so sunny, but it didn’t matter)...

  • Arts Advocacy Day: Democracyworks and Hawkins Award essayists on why it matters

    Open Forum

    Winter is finally over. Well, almost. And with spring and my tulips hopefully blooming comes my favorite advocacy event of the year: National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on March 24-25. Advocates from throughout the country will come together to “make the case” for arts and art education, with one day dedicated towards intense training in the issues before Congress and another to Capitol Hill visits. This year, the Educational Theatre Association will be well represented, with twenty-two...

  • The EdTA Advocacy Update, February 24, 2014 edition

    Advocacy

    Welcome to the bi-weekly EdTA Advocacy Update February 24, 2014 edition The Advocacy Update is where you can find state and national news about theatre and other arts education EdTA NEWS EdTA Community Launches : The Educational Theatre Association’s new Community network continues to grow. Since the network officially launched on February 3, 283 new users have joined, and 177 unique contributors have posted content in the network...