Archive: Dec 2015

  1. Stop, Drop and Make Art

    From Dani Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator — I recently had the privilege of joining a panel to judge the 2015 Fire Prevention Poster Contest. The contest is held annually by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) to highlight and promote fire safety awareness throughout Tennessee schools. This year’s contest theme corresponded with the National […]

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  2. Students Work with Teaching Artist to Create Art Installation for Visit Knoxville

    From Bailey Earith, Bailey Fiber Art Studio — Mixed media fiber artist, Bailey Earith, worked with a group of special education high school and college students on a three week art internship program. These art majors learned how to work as a team to create a corporate art installation for Visit Knoxville. Students created the artwork at […]

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  3. Say Hello To The “Every Student Succeeds Act”

    By Dani Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – On Thursday, December 10, Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts (AFTA) attended the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Obama. The lead sponsors in the Senate were Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash, and in the House were […]

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  4. Arts Education Bill continues to Succeed in Congress

    Americans for the Arts (AFTA) continues to provide updates on the the progress of the new federal K-12 education act, Every Student Succeeds Act. Nina Ozula Tunceli, the AFTA Arts Action Fund Executive Director reported: “The U.S. House of Representatives passed, by an overwhelming margin of 359-64, the new federal K-12 education act entitled Every Student Succeeds Act. It […]

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