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Learning, Arts, and the Brain

Dana Foundation, 2008. (PDF, 126 pgs.)

A multi-university report on arts and cognition reveals new insights into the arts-thinking skills connection.

The Progress of Education Reform - Summer Learning

Education Commission of the States, 2009. (PDF 6 pgs.)

Transcending the punitive and remedial model of summer school, summer learning’s new form is an artful blend of core academic learning, hands-on activities, 21st century skills, arts, sports and meaningful relationships.

An Unfinished Canvas: A Review of Large-Scale Arts Assessment in K-12 Arts Education

Center for Education Policy, SRI International, 2008. (PDF, 51 pgs.)

The development and implementation of effective large-scale assessment in the arts are challenging on many fronts. This paper provides a review of the status of large-scale arts assessments and current practice in statewide arts assessment for the purpose of K-12 education accountability.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.