Friday, March 23, 2012
The PBS News Hour is doing a series on American education. If you missed this segment about a school that successfully engages learning disabled students early, take a look. The techniques, including music, technology, and full inclusion with appropriate assistance are probably being done in your school already. Engaging Students with Learning Disabilities Early On
Posted by Nancy Sojka at 8:27 AM
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Share the Proclamation of March 2012 as Iowa Arts Education Month with your students, school board, administrators, PTA, and friends. Governor Terry Branstad signed the Proclamation last week in the presence of several Arts supporters. Members of the IAAE Executive and Advisory Boards were on hand.
Posted by Nancy Sojka at 2:49 PM
Saturday, March 3, 2012
“This proposal also would work to expand the Iowa Core into other areas that have been neglected for too long, such as music and other fine arts, foreign languages, entrepreneurial education, physical education, applied arts, and character education. “
This statement from the Brandstad-Reynolds “Administrative Recommendations for World-Class Schools” is the culmination of several years of dedicated work by many fine arts educators from the state of Iowa. The following article by IAAE Board Member Leon Kuehner will give a brief history of the fine arts involvement of the Iowa Core process. Read More...
Posted by Nancy Sojka at 2:28 PM