Despite strapped budgets, school leaders are not without options when it comes to providing students with access to high-quality arts education, according to a freely downloadable guide published in 2018 by the ArtsEducation Partnership and the National Association ofElementary School Principals. The guide provides an action plan to help school leaders create an arts-rich school culture and find resources to support sustainable programming. The recommendations include integrating the arts into strategic plans, tapping multiple streams of funding, providing arts-oriented professional development, and considering arts experiences in hiring and staffing decisions. The resource is available to download at no charge on the website of the Education Commission of the States.
Extreme Redesign is an annual 3D printing challenge created by Stratasys, Inc., which invites students worldwide to design an original piece of art, jewelry, or architecture, or to improve an existing design. This year Extreme Redesign features three categories: Engineering: Secondary Education (middle/high school students); Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college, or post-secondary students); and Art, Jewelry & Architecture (students of any grade level).
The I Am From Project was started by retired teacher and author Julie Landsman, who loves poetry and believes in its power to change the world, and freelance writer and teacher George Ella Lyon, who served as Kentucky Poet Laureate (2015–2016) and is particularly interested in the poetry of witness.