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Education: Art and Design #UK

UK NSN report responds to the ongoing concern over the decline in the number of young people studying art and design, prompted by statements from numerous industry figures.

Brexit Effect | National Society for Education in Art and Design said art and design in schools was being eroded while the Creative Industries Federation described the failure to educate a new generation of creatives as “economic suicide”.

Art and design can help drive up standards in schools, says UK government
Amy Frearson | 8 February 2017 ● Dezeen
The UK government is urging schools to promote art and design subjects, after a report found that schools with more creative pupils achieve significantly higher grades. Released today, the New Schools Network (NSN) Arts Report reveals that schools with more arts GSCEs per pupil achieve above-average results. This was proven to be the case for schools in deprived areas, as well as those in affluent neighbourhoods. It shows that offering a broad mix of subjects, in addition to those included in the controversial English Baccalaureate (EBacc) system – which favours more traditional subjects like science and history – leads to better performance. At a launch event for the report earlier today, digital and culture minister Matt Hancock said the government is doing all it can to support creative subjects, but it is up to schools to deliver a varied curriculum. “This should not be an argument about a battle between the arts and other subjects, but instead a battle for stronger, better, well-rounded education,” he said. “Ultimately, the best schools in the country do this. They combine excellent cultural education to complement excellence in other academic subjects,” Hancock continued. “This report backs up that analysis. It looks at the data and says, if you want to drive up standards across the board, push your arts and music offer.”
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Note: The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a performance measure for schools, awarded when students secure a grade C or above at GCSE level across a core of five academic subjects – english, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language.

Corned beef at NZ….

installation-view-of-povi-christkeke-by-michel-tuffery-1999-christchurchartgallery-org-nz-1Installation view of Povi Christkeke by Michel Tuffery 1999
Education | Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu [christchurchartgallery.org.nz]

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ODT: Significant anniversary

The ODT is the largest daily newspaper in New Zealand remaining in private ownership and remains proudly independent.

### ODT Online Tue, 15 Nov 2011
Milestone a proud achievement
By The Editor
The Otago Daily Times is 150 years old today. It is a proud achievement. The Otago Daily Times has been a leader in the newspaper industry in New Zealand throughout its history – and the same spirit of innovation and excellence continues today.
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The Otago Daily Times was established with a clear vision: to provide a comprehensive mix of news and information about the Otago region, to relay news of national events and issues, and to provide coverage of world news as well. It would also, where appropriate, advocate for regional causes, agitate on social matters, and provide intelligent, often bracing, opinions in its editorials on the full range of regional and national endeavour.

### ODT Online Tue, 15 Nov 2011
Editorial: At the forefront of history
“We write 365 days a year the first rough draft of history, and that is a very great task.” So once wrote Philip L. Graham, longtime publisher of The Washington Post, and although the phrase was not his own, he helped to popularise the notion of the role played in the public life of nations, provinces and cities by daily newspapers. Today, the Otago Daily Times, the oldest daily title in the country, marks 150 years of publication. Those 150 years cover the greater part of the organised European settlement of Otago, so it is neither self-aggrandising boast, nor frivolous claim, that the accumulated reporting of this title across a century and a-half is in fact a dense and detailed history, in the popular sense, of the region.
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• Tomorrow, the photographic exhibition “Focal Point – 150 years of the Otago Daily Times” opens at the Otago Museum. The exhibition celebrates the newspaper’s role as an integral part of the Otago community.

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