- The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the newly remodeled and updated Federal Resources for Education Excellence (FREE) website. It now provides richer, more expansive resources to teachers and students alike. There are over 1500 resources to take advantage of at FREE, ranging from primary historical documents, lesson plans, science visualizations, math simulations and online challenges, paintings, photos, mapping tools, and more. This easily accessible information is provided by federal organizations and agencies such as the Library of Congress, National Archives, NEH, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian, NSF, and NASA. Check it out today at http://www.free.ed.gov!
FY 08 American/Alaskan Masterpieces Grants now available.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts is soliciting letters of intent from organizations interested in applying for funds through the American Masterpieces Grant program.
Deadline for Letter of Intent:
FY 2008: May 1, 2007 for projects between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
FY 2009: October 1, 2007 (Round 1) and June 1, 2008 (Round 2), for projects between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. Please note: If grant funds are expended in Round 1, then no applications will be accepted for Round 2.
- On September 20, 2005 the Juneau School Board officially adopted a new K-12 Arts Curriculum, which was modeled after the Fairbanks curriculum. Northwest Coast Native Art, a hallmark of this region, is woven throughout the document. To view this interesting curriculum go to http://jsd.k12.ak.us/district/inst_ser/Curriculum.html For more information contact Linda Frame, Instructional Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Want to take your students on an arts field trip? The Anchorage based Rasmuson Foundation has an Arts Education Fund that includes Arts Excursion grants. You can use funds of up to $300. for transportation of K-12 students to museums, theaters, galleries, culture centers - to activities and performances, exhibits and readings. Only public schools or non-profit private schools can apply. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the event/activity, and you must MAIL IN an application. (Faxes and emails will be not be accepted). Call Susan Olson, the Arts Education Coordinator at the Alaska State Council on the Arts at 907-269-6682 to get an application.
For more information on the Alaska Arts Education Consortium, contact Cristine Crooks (907-364-2290 • email@example.com)
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