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The Nation’s Report Card: Arts Assessment 2016, Grade 8

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Headlines,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Reports results separately for music and visual arts for eighth graders on the National Assessment of Education Progress exams.  In both areas, score gaps between White and Hispanic students narrowed from 2008 tests.  Female students scored higher in both areas than males.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Arts Data Profile: State-Level Estimates of Arts and Cultural Employment: 2001-2014: Research Brief #2: Trends in Arts and Cultural Employment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines state-level trends in employment patterns in the arts for the past year and from the time of the Great Recession in 2008.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Arts Data Profile: State-Level Estimates of Arts and Cultural Employment: 2001-2014: Research Brief #1: State Highlights of Arts and Cultural Employment and Compensation 2014

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Identifies states with the highest concentration of workers in arts fields and the types of fields in which they work.  Also shows the states with the highest levels of compensation for workers in arts-related fields.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account, U.S. and States 2014

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

Reports that arts and cultural economic activity grew by an inflation-adjusted figure of 1.9% in 2014.  Such activity accounted for 2.4% of GDP in the U.S.  Provides limited details by state and type of arts activity.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History

Announces a partnership between the National Archives through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to plan and build a sustainable system for the publication of digital editions that will make historical records available to the American people.  Planning grants will be awarded to create Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives.  From the National Archives


Copyright Office Redesign

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

Newly redesigned site now includes section entitled “History and Education” with a History of Copyright Law, and past publications.  From the Library of Congress


Sigmund Freud Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Mental Health,Sex Issues

A digitized collection of more than 20,000 items, including the personal papers of Freud.  From the Library of Congress


Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

A handbook for libraries and museums on how to partner with community-based organizations, government agencies, and other cultural and educational organizations to promote improved community wellbeing.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


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