Presentations & Events
Sac Bee Endorsement: Yes on California Prop. 28 to fund arts education
The Sacramento Bee endorsed Proposition 28, a California ballot measure to guarantee funds for arts education. Watch their interview with proponents, former LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Buetner, and lab co-director Brian Kisida.
Congressional Briefing: The Value of Equitable Arts Education
Brian Kisida participated in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Congressional Briefing on the value of arts education. The briefing discussed the Academy’s Commission on the Arts’ report, Art for Life’s Sake
The Big Picture: Study Links Arts Education to Improved Academic Performance
Texas A&M University researcher Daniel Bowen discusses his new study of Houston’s Arts Access Initiative, a collaborative effort launched in 2013 to expand arts education opportunities for Houston’s students.
UNESCO Arts Education Week in Chile
Chile’s Ministry of Education invited Dan Bowen and Brian Kisida to Santiago for UNESCO’s Arts Education Week. They gave two presentations, one in Santiago and another in Frutillar at Teatro del Lago.
Art Works Podcast: Conversation with Brian Kisida
Art Works Podcast: National Endowment for the Arts host Josephine Reed interviews Brian Kisida about research on the value of the arts.
Media & press coverage
The Mind-Expanding Value of Arts Education
The New York Times reports on worldwide declines in funding for arts education and discusses what arts education researchers say students are losing in the process, including lab co-director Brian Kisida.
Arts programming in Boston schools linked to attendance, engagement gains
A NEW STUDY says an effort to increase arts programming in the Boston Public Schools has helped boost student attendance and promote student and parent engagement with schools, outcomes that arts supporters say provide added rationale for maintaining or enhancing the role of arts in the schools.
New research finds evidence arts education increases school engagement, attendance among Boston students
Boston Public Schools students who were enrolled in arts education programs had greater school engagement and higher daily attendance, and their parents were more likely to be active in school activities, according to the results of a new study.
Extra arts education boosts students’ writing scores — and their compassion, big new study finds
When you’re the big fish, it’s not OK to pick on the little fish just because you can.
That’s an important lesson for everyone. But some Houston first-graders got a particularly vivid demonstration in the form of a musical puppet show, which featured fish puppets and an underlying message about why it’s wrong to bully others.