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The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – November 2017

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The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – October 2017

Prepare to be wowed. Arts Ed NJ has so much to share in this issue of The Beat.  Connect to the findings of the Rutgers-Eagleton Public Opinion Poll on Arts Education.  Spend time reviewing the outcomes of the NJ Arts Education Census Report.


The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – September 2017

September is here and it is going to be a September to remember. In the Arts Education world in New Jersey the next month is beyond busy. Here’s what is happening:

The Beat: Back to School Edition. August 2017

The Beat Back to School Edition August 2017

The Beat E-Newsletter: June 2017

Hard to believe that it is June and another school year is coming to an end.
What is the NJAEP doing this summer? Well – the short answer is A LOT!
This summer we will be busy planning for September. Much is happening in September and we want to share a few of those things.
September brings:
  • The release of the third New Jersey Arts Education Census Report
  • Arts in Education Week from September 10-16
  • New Visual and Performing Arts Standards from the NJDOE
  • Results of a new Eagleton Poll with statewide public opinion on issues regarding arts education.
  • The ARTS ED NOW campaign growing in scope and impact
The month culminates on September 28 with the second Arts Ed Now Summit. The brilliant Sir Ken Robinson, described by Fast Company magazine, as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” is the keynote speaker. Certainly a day not to be missed.
And you can join the fun. Throughout the summer we will be providing ideas and tools for you to take advantage of all the information and be active in your own school or organization during Arts Education Week. The Summer is the perfect time to plan for how we can work together to elevate the place of arts education in our schools.
More to come on all of these fronts. Stay tuned.
All of us at the Partnership wish you a wonderful, restful, refl

The Beat E-Newsletter: May 2017

May is the month of Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day but it is also the month of the Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. This is the event that is the culmination of months of planning and preparation to select the 108 student and adult award recipients from over 15 counties in NJ.

The Beat: NJAEP’s Newsletter – April 2017

The Voice of Arts Education in NJ: Keeping you up to date in our field

The Beat: NJAEP’s Newsletter – March 2017

March On Through March and Beyond

March is Arts Education in Our Schools Month and in this issue of The Beat we are celebrating that in a big way.

The history of this event appears to date back to the 60’s when the Arts and Creative Materials Institute created an event to emphasize the value of children participating in the visual arts. This was followed by Music in our Schools month in the 70’s followed by dance and theatre creating a month long celebration of the arts.

In this issue, see what is happening across the state. From Cape May to Warren County, schools and communities are hosting events and programs to highlight the arts in our schools. We are so excited to hear from Acting Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington as she reflects on the huge influence the arts had on her as a student and how that shaped her teaching and her family. Very powerful and touching.

And don’t forget to check out ArtsEdNow.org throughout the month where you can see the excitement build as we post a daily record of ways people are recognizing March.

Keep it going every day this month and every day this year. Arts Ed Now!

The Beat: NJAEP’s Newsletter – February 2017

February is the month of love at the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership. And this issue of The Beat focuses on teachers we love. Those are the teachers who bring learning to life and make us want to explore and grow. Those are the teachers we never forget.

I remember my third grade teacher, Miss Crown. She created a yearlong immersion program with a third grade class in New Zealand. We exchanged letters, artwork, tape recordings of songs and poems. We learned about the life of the students so very far away and they learned about our lives in New Jersey. Miss Crown taught us about the country and its history, culture and geography. We all became friends and the world seemed to be a much smaller place. I ran to school each day to see if there was a letter or package from our close friends a world away.

Miss Crown was a wonderful teacher and while I have not been to New Zealand, I know someday I will travel to that beautiful country. How could I not, I still feel a connection all these years later.

And because it is the month of Valentine’s Day, my story ends with Miss Crown announcing that at the end of the school year she would leave us to move to Wellington to marry the teacher of our New Zealand classmates.

The Beat: NJAEP’s Newsletter – Happy Holidays. December 2016


H is for Hope. As we embark on the new year we are hopeful that 2017 will exceed expectations.
A is for the Arts Ed Now campaign
P is for the Pride we feel in the great work that Art Pride does throughout the year.
P is for the Professional Arts Associations who represent thousands of teachers in the various arts disciplines.
Y is for the young people in this state who inspire us everyday and remind us why we are doing this work.

H is for halcyon (just a nice word).
O is for the opportunity to start a new pilot program for 10 schools to use the arts to advance the goals of Title 1.
L is for the launch of ArtsEdNow and with the help of so many the first week reached over 5 million people.
I is for information. The data that we collect through the Census and other surveys, makes our work stronger.
D is for Donors – without the Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts and Americans for the Arts, the work of the NJAEP would not exist.
A is for the Arts. Enough said.
Y is for you, who every day work to create positive change in this State.
S is for the support we give to each other to reach the goal of bringing the arts to all of our students.

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The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – November 2017

Save the date: #GivingTuesday 2017 is November 28th. We’re proud to ...