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Call for Articles – Deadline June 7

We want to hear from you! We are currently accepting articles for the Spring/Summer edition of the MAEA News. Articles could include more about a successful lesson you’ve recently taught; a program you are putting together for your community; or how you are engaging visitors to an exhibit.
Email editor@massarted.com to submit articles or to discuss article ideas.
You can find all the details for submitting an article here. Please remember to include a signed Artwork Release form and a Photo Release form with your article submissions as needed.

Review of Draft 2019 Arts Curriculum Frameworks

On February 12, 2019 the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the release of the draft 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework for public comment. It has been almost 20 years since the state’s arts standards were last revised in 1999, and the new draft makes several important changes. Specifically, it:

  • Recognizes media arts as a discipline alongside dance, music, theatre, and visual arts;
  • Utilizes a new organizational structure that
    • Is consistent across disciplines, supporting integration,
    • Integrates content from the 1999 framework’s Connections strand into the discipline-specific standards,
    • Includes standards for artistic practice aligned to the National Core Arts Standards;Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
  • Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
  • Adds guiding principles focused on engaging students and ensuring exposure to wider range of cultures and styles.

The Department wants to hear from you! Please review the draft and provide comments using this survey. Email Craig Waterman with any questions.

Out Now – Fall/Winter Edition of the MAEA News

Make some time this week to check out the most recent edition of The MAEA News, the official digital publication of MAEA that comes out three times a year.
In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Laura Marotta, as well as articles from Tamera Burns, Tobey Eugenio, Kay Furst, and Jessica Sassaman. You’ll also find everything you need to know for the Boston Convention, Youth Art Month, and the Recognitions Exhibit, as well as a review of our most recent Instagram Takeovers. Check it out here.