Check out the convention edition of the MAEA News. In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Laura Marotta, as well as articles from Shannon Carey, Jessica Sassaman, Diane B. Jaquith, Diana Adams Woodruff, Helen Downey, Tobey Eugenio, Margaret McSweeny, and Tamera Burns.
The article deadline for the spring/summer edition of the MAEA News is June 7. Learn more here.
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.
Volume 3 Issue 1 just released featuring:
Letter from our President, Laura Marotta; Upcoming Events; Journey to TAB; Revamping the YAM Flag/Banner Design; Youth Art Month Exhbitis; Cosmetology, Science, and Racism: A Unit on Art Literacy Centered in Students’ Lives; Starting a Chapter of the National Art Honor Society.