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Young Audiences Applauds FY2020 Funding Increases Proposed by House LHHS-Education Subcommittee
As a member of the Title IV-A Coalition, we offer the following response to the House’s FY 2020 LHHS-Ed appropriations bill, which includes $1.32 billion for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program, authorized under Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Young Audiences to Provide Project Management, Communications Support to SEADAE as Part of New Agreement
SEADAE and Young Audiences announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Young Audiences will provide communications, data collection, technology, daily operations, and project management support services to SEADAE.
Recent Studies Affirm the Positive Impacts of Arts-in-Education
In celebration of YA Week, a congressionally designated arts advocacy initiative, we are pleased to spotlight two new studies, which affirm that access and exposure to the arts not only boost students’ academic performance, but also strengthen their social and emotional development.
Young Audiences Announces Four New Recipients of National Residency Teaching Artist Credential for 2019
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of its National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC), a new initiative that articulates what high-quality arts-based instruction looks like in K-12 school-based residencies and formally endorses teaching artists who embody excellence in four competency areas: Artistry, Instruction, Preparation…
YA's Chicago Affiliate Awarded $2.3 Million Grant to STEAM Ahead
Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE), Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Chicago-based affiliate, was recently awarded US$2.3 million by the US Department of Education, in the form of an Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination (AAEDD) grant.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Announces YA Week 2019
The YA Network will celebrate YA Week April 14-27, 2019, to raise awareness and support for arts-in-education. An annual advocacy and awareness initiative first championed by Conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1971, YA Week has grown into a two-week celebration of arts-in-education observed each spring by the YA Network, leaders in the field, and individual supporters.
Introducing Learn.YA.org, YA's New Learning Management System
We are pleased to announce the launch of Learn.YA.org, Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s new Moodle project. The new home of YA’s learning management system (LMS), Learn.YA.org replacing YAMoodle.org, and extending the platform’s capabilities with new features, a streamlined navigation experience, and security upgrades.
Young Audiences Presents 'No Limits: Supporting Children with Learning Differences'
Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 2019 National Conference will be held April 3-5 in Houston, Texas. This year's conference, No Limits: Supporting Children with Learning Differences, will address timely issues such as inclusion, accessibility, and the role of the arts in supporting young people with special needs.
YA of Louisiana Awarded US$2.3 Million Grant to Boost Arts Education at Six Jefferson Parish Schools
Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. Additionally, the project will deliver national…