News Bulletins (2013-current)

Local Learning publishes quarterly E-Bulletins sharing news of the latest folk arts in education resources, events, and announcements.

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News Bulletin from December 2017

Announcing Guest Editor of 2018 Journal of Folklore and Education Special issue “Common Ground: People and Our Places.” Also, call for submissions to the Journal, invitation to join our new list specifically for policy and legislative updates, and a welcome to new Local Learning Board members.



News Bulletin from September 2017

Announcing publication of Volume 4 of the Journal of Folklore and Education: Newcomers and Belonging. Also, full information about the upcoming Arts Education Workshop and other folklore and education sessions, panels, and forums at the American Folklore Society meeting in Minneapolis, October 18-21, 2017.


News Bulletin from June 2017

Read about Local Learning’s new Executive Director Lisa Rathje, current advocacy work happening to support the arts, and new resources available to the field.



News Bulletin from March 2017

This quarterly bulletin highlighted stories about arts, education, and leadership at national and local levels. New resources include two texts of interest to the field and partner updates from Will to Adorn and LL @ Vermilionville illustrate the important work happening in folklore and education across the nation.


News Bulletin from December 2016

Request for JFE submissions on the theme Newcomers and Belonging, reports from AFS, and announcing the Blue Ribbon designation of FACTS school in Philadelphia are some highlights from the fourth quarter news.



MIB2010-LR-163News Bulletin from September 2016 (text version as pdf)

AFS workshop, fall conferences, and announcing Volume 3 of the Journal of Folklore and Education, Intersections: Folklore and Museum Education.



Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 12.50.59 PMNews Bulletin from June 2016 (text version)

Summer Enrichment and Reading suggestions can be found in this 2nd quarter news bulletin.





News Bulletin from March 2016 (text version)MacDowellbook(1)

Notes about the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act, current job openings, summer teacher training and workshops, and updates from ongoing work in Lafayette, Louisiana can be found in this bulletin.




News Bulletin from December 2015

“Teach Locally, Engage Globally” is one theme for the text and resources found in the 4th quarter bulletin of 2015.


Past Issue Vol 2News Bulletin from September 2015 (text version)

Announcing the second volume of the Journal of Folklore and Education: Youth in Community.



News Bulletin #8, May 2015

Summer Institutes list, LL@Vermilionville updates, AFS Education Section news and more…

News Bulletin #7, February 2015

Featuring our annual call for papers for the Journal of Folklore and Education, updates on our work in Museums and Education, and more.

News Bulletin #6, December 2014
Featuring the Vermont Folklife Center.

JFE.jpgNews Bulletin #5, September 2014

Featuring the launch of the Journal of Folklore and Education.



News Bulletin #4, May 2014

Featuring KID smART in New Orleans.

News Bulletin #3, February 2014

Featuring Smithsonian Folklife Center and Education.

 News Bulletin #2, November 2013

Featuring notes, prize announcements, and more from 2013 AFS meeting.

  News Bulletin #1, September 2013