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News and Current Information

Bill Ivey to Head Obama Transition Team for the Arts

Bill Ivey, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1998 to 2001 and currently the director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, has been appointed to lead the Obama transition team with responsibility for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Browse Assembly 2008 Proceedings + Slideshow

Assembly 2008

Photo courtesy Dan Reynolds Photography

Visit our Assembly 2008 Proceedings page to refresh your memory about the conference sessions you attended and learn about those you missed. Our slideshow contains images of conference meetings, performers, and social events at our Chattanooga, Tennessee, location. Updates to the page continue as reports come in, so be sure to visit again soon.

ccREL: The Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

Released earlier this year, this document provides a description and updated recommendations for the Creative Commons Rights Expression Language (ccREL), the standard recommended by Creative Commons for machine-readable expression of copyright licensing terms and related information. The document instructs creators on why and how to place copyright terms on HTML (Web) pages, which Creative Commons recommends as a universal medium for imparting and accessing copyright information on a work.

An Unfinished Canvas: A Review of Large-Scale Assessment in K-12 Arts Education

A new SRI International paper (commissioned by the Hewlett Foundation) examines large-scale, statewide arts assessments for the purpose of education accountability. The paper focuses primarily on California, but also looks at how Kentucky, Minnesota, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington are approaching standards-based arts assessments.

Projections of Education Statistics to 2017

From the National Center for Education Statistics, this publication provides projections for key education statistics including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures. Data and projections can be broken out by state.

The Arts, Creative Learning, & Student Achievement: 2008 Study of Arts Education in Colorado Public Schools

A first-of-its-kind study of arts education in public schools by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Council on the Arts shows that while most schools offer some formal arts education to a majority of students, an estimated 29,000 students attend public schools that do not offer any formal arts education.

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Culture and Community Development in Higher Education

The Curriculum Project, a project of Imagining America, has released this report examining community cultural development (CCD) in higher education. It includes a description of the field as a context for the report, and remarks on CCD education, current perceptions of the field, challenges to an ideal curriculum, and participants' ideas of what is needed now. The report also contains a glossary of key terms and an extensive sampling of current courses and programs at higher educational institutions.

National Council on the Arts Nominees

Two nominees to the National Council on the Arts have been confirmed by the Senate: JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; and Lee Greenwood, country music artist, of Tennessee. Three other individuals nominated by President Bush are pending consideration before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Chas Fagan, portrait artist, sculptor and landscape painter, of North Carolina; Irvin Mayfield, jazz trumpeter and band leader, of Louisiana; and Barbara Ernst Prey, artist, of New York. The five nominees replace retiring council members Jerry Pinkney, Foreststorn Hamilton, Makoto Fujimura, Karen Wolff, and Mark Hofflund.

The National Council on the Arts advises the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who also chairs the council, on agency policies and programs. It reviews and makes recommendations to the chairman on applications for grants, funding guidelines and leadership initiatives.

Kavanaugh Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

NASAA board member Dennis Kavanaugh, former chair of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, has been named winner of the Dwight Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award by Arizona's East Valley Partnership. Named after a long-time civic leader and philanthropist, the award honors Kavanaugh for his support and involvement in numerous community events and public initiatives.