At the high school where I teach there are four fulltime art teachers and we have no extra schedule time. We are not asked to do any remediation, however we are encouraged to show as many connections as possible to the "core curriculum." We are also encouraged to use TAKS questioning strategies for testing.
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Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:43 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Are Teachers doing remediation in Reading and Math.
As President of PAEA I have been asked to collect data for a colleague.
Are Art Educators in your schools being asked to do remediation in Reading and Math with extra schedule time.
Having to work with students who need extra time for reading and math instead of duties in their Art position.
Many administrators have deemed this "extra" time as serving a greater purpose in doing remediation in other subjects.
Does anyone else do this? If so, what sorts of activities do you do?
Have you seen improvements in the students?
We are wondering how common this is across the country.
Please respond to the list or in private if you wish,