This great article has been circulating round Mississippi arts education enthusiast for the last week and we HAD to share it. A principal at a school in Massachusetts fired their security guards and hired art teachers and saw a huge — positive — transformation happen to the learning environment there. Read the full story from NBC after the jump!
Meet our friends at the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE)! MAAE has been a part of the Kennedy Center for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) since 1993, and is one of 3 organizations from Mississippi that is part of the national network (we’re one of them!).
MAAE has five main goals:
- serve as a common source of information and point of interaction concerning arts education for K-12 and higher education units, community and professional arts groups, the Department of Education and the Mississippi Arts Commission
- raise the awareness of the general public concerning arts education issues
- provide opportunities for collaboration and build partnerships among arts organizations
- cultivate legislative and governmental connections that promote the arts
- recognize and celebrate excellence in arts education throughout the state.
They offer professional development opportunities throughout the year (that provide CEU’s!), coordinate events to connect art educators across the state, and serve as an amazing advocate for arts education in the state. Learn more about MAAE on their website!
Our friends at the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education have officially opened up their call for nominations for the 2012 Arts Education Awards. The full listing of information for award types, the nomination process and how to complete a nomination is available after the jump! Continue reading “Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education – Arts Education Awards”