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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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News and Current Information

National Child Welfare Foundation Honors Thomas L. Birch: On May 18th in Washington, DC, the National Child Abuse Coalition presented the Casey Family Programs Leadership Award to Tom Birch for his 25 years of uncompromising commitment to protect and improve the lives of America's most vulnerable children. Birch, NASAA's legislative counsel, also serves as legislative counsel for the Child Abuse Coalition. Casey Family Programs is the largest national operating foundation whose sole mission is to provide and improve -- and ultimately prevent the need for -- foster care.

Kelly Barsdate Appointed Consulting Editor of Arts Policy Journal: NASAA director of policy, research and evalution Kelly Barsdate has been appointed consulting editor for the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society. The Journal is a popular and authoritative resource for policymakers, sociologists, arts and cultural administrators, and educators concerned with arts and cultural affairs. See http://www.heldref.org/jamls.php.

CRITICAL EVIDENCE: Order now in bulk!: Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement responds to the needs of policymakers, educators, parents and advocates for fact-based, non-technical language documenting the most current and compelling research on the value of arts learning experiences.

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UNESCO Releases Study on Arts Education World-Wide: UNESCO's International Bureau of Education (IBE) has recently made available a study focusing on arts education across the world titled "Instructional Time and the Place of Aesthetic Education in School Curricula at the Beginning of the 21st Century". This study includes updated information about the number of hours devoted to arts education during the first nine years of schooling as well as the current position of aesthetic education within school curricula in more than 100 countries.The study can be downloaded at: http://www.ibe.unesco.org/resourcebank/working_papers.htm