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Kansas Arts Commission Eliminated

Posted on: May 31, 2011

Governor Brownback of Kansas kept his promise and vetoed funding appropriated to the Kansas Arts Commission on Saturday, May 29, 2011 which results in the elimination of the agency.

Federal Arts Education Program UPDATE

Posted on: May 26, 2011

Yesterday, the House Education and Workforce Committee voted to approve HR 1891, the resolution sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) that terminates the authorization of 43 U.S. Department of Education programs, including the Arts in Education program.

Learning Life Skills One Bead at a Time

Posted on: May 25, 2011

As a jewelry designer, Jan Harasim might not have been the first person you would think of to teach life skills. But James Allen, director of Knowledge-First Empowerment Center in Houston, TX, knew differently.

Arts Education Funding Cut in Two-Week Budget Fix

Posted on: May 24, 2011

This measure is more serious than the annual funding bills that have recently threatened to de-fund arts education, as HR 1891 would permanently strip policy language out of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that allows the Arts in Education program to be funded annually.

Vote Expected on Legislation Calling for Termination of Federal Arts Education Programs

Posted on: May 23, 2011

This week, legislation proposed by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) calling for the termination of 43 education programs at the U.S. Department of Education, including arts education, is expected to be brought to a vote this week in the House Education and Workforce Committee.

White House Blogs on Arts Education

Posted on: May 18, 2011

What do you think the “next steps” should be for the Department of Education and PCAH as it relates to their report recommendations?

U.S. Department of Education Arts Education Report Released

Posted on: May 3, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Education Statistics is releasing the preview of a study on the national status and condition of arts education.

Your Mayor Can Be Your Greatest Arts Ally

Posted on: Apr 29, 2011

Yesterday, I participated in working sessions with mayors, city planners, and architects to develop a series of recommendations to federal officials of how to streamline partnerships to create economic development and improve city infrastructure.

Painting the Town Yellow

Posted on: Apr 29, 2011

I KNOW that I am the person I am today BECAUSE of music.  It gave me the home base I needed as I went through school, it gave me comfort and inspiration through cancer, and now it opens ears and helps me sing my message.

FY11 Budget and its NEA Appropriations

Posted on: Apr 13, 2011

The House Appropriations Committee publicly released the final budget agreement for FY 2011 negotiated by President Obama with House and Senate leaders, which includes $155 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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