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Art Integration

Chula Vista Unified Commits $15 Million to the Arts and Art Integration

John M. Eger | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

Marrying art and science, and creating more real world interdisciplinary curricula is on most educators minds these days.

'The Smartest Kids in the World'

John M. Eger | Posted 01.19.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

There is no either/or, no STEAM versus STEM.

California, the Arts and the Creative Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

For the state that is home to Silicon Valley and high tech invention, to Hollywood and the single largest export in the world: theatrical films, it has always been a mystery why so few dollars were spent on the arts.

School in a Library Sparks Widespread Interest

John M. Eger | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

The San Diego Downtown Library and E3 Civic High celebrate their first anniversary this weekend. There is a lot to celebrate.

These Imaginative Drawings Remind Us There Is Art All Around Us

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts

Many of the world's best known art is made of a singular material: statues made of marble, portraits and battles depicted in oil paints, images of war...

A Congressional Caucus on STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
John M. Eger

While renaming the STEM as STEAM legislation alone would be fabulous, it probably won't happen in a nation's capital which can't seem to agree on anything.

Eliminating the Silos in Education

John M. Eger | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
John M. Eger

The debate over STEM or STEAM, while intense, only marks the beginning of what needs to happen in education.

Corralling Support for a Common Core

John M. Eger | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
John M. Eger

If the naysayers don't kill the movement first, the effort to mold a new curriculum for the states offers tremendous opportunities to transform education.

The Power of the Arts

John M. Eger | Posted 02.07.2013 | TED Weekends
John M. Eger

More neuroscientists, psychologists, educators and others are finding that the arts help nurture the right hemisphere of the brain, and is exactly what the more left brained curriculum needs to create the new thinking skills leading to creativity.

Business and Education Need to Talk

John M. Eger | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Our schools and our businesses need to rethink the needs of the nation, and rethink the important roles of creativity and innovation.

Waiting for all the Superheroes

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Kessler

The simplicity underscoring much of the present debate belies just how complicated schools can be. The fact of the matter is that educating children is hard, complex, and long-term.