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Arts Education

YoungArts Comes to LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.

Only Artists Can Make The Difference

John M. Eger | Posted 01.22.2012 | Education
John M. Eger

Recognizing the vital role of the arts in the new economy may be the most important aspect of a 21st century education.

The Global Search for Education: More on Arts

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What do we mean when we say that beyond skills and knowledge, an arts education better prepares students for the 21st century?

Extending the School Day

John Thompson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Extending the school day, like schooling and like school reform, must be a story of addition and multiplication, not subtraction and division.

Create the State -- The Multi-faceted Role of the Arts in Education Reform

Kristen Paglia | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

At Create the State, we were reminded that a healthy, economically and otherwise robust society is supported by a profile of positive traits associated with engagement in the arts, including empathy and self-efficacy as well as creativity.

Teaching Creativity: The Answers Aren't in the Back of the Book

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Teachers imply there are definite answers and that they possess them, a kind of game in which they encourage students to guess the answer in the teacher's head. It might be better played the other way around.

Following Through

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Let's invest in our kids with affordable accessible arts experiences for the greater good of our society -- not a novel idea by any means, but a valid and easily realized one.

Michelle Obama Hands Out Youth Arts And Humanities Awards

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 community-based, after-school programs, including for at-ris...

Curate NYC Juried Exhibition and Online Showcase 2011

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.27.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

Curate NYC is back for round two. A citywide juried exhibition and online showcase, the project offers free curatorial reviews, public exposure and exhibition opportunities to New York City visual artists.

Cutting Electives From High School Grad Requirements Will Have Big Impact | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

It's hailed by some as a way to cut California's 18 percent dropout rate, and condemned by others as the beginning of a two-tier education system that...

A Lesson From Steve Jobs: Arts and Technology Education Are Related

Inderpal Grewal | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Inderpal Grewal

It is the humanities and arts education in US universities that provided technology with that innovation, leadership and critical thinking skills that became the distinctive hallmarks of the Mac.

Swimming Against the Current

Lucy Broadbent | Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts
Lucy Broadbent

In an age when arts programs are disappearing faster than invisible ink across the country, one small independent school in Los Angeles is swimming against the tide.

School Days and the Arts: a Perfect Match

Nick Rabkin | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago
Nick Rabkin

Whether the school day is extended or not, the arts should be part of every day for Chicago students and schools should be filled with the visual arts, music, theater, and dance.

Don't Fire the Teachers

John M. Eger | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

We accomplish nothing by pointing the finger at the teachers. Sure it is a human tendency to look for a scapegoat and fire somebody. But what about retraining? Isn't this a viable alternative?

The Many Faces of Thea

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Thea struggled in school and felt uninspired by classes that focused too much on academics. Then, in her junior year, she discovered a new source of confidence and calm in art. A few months later, she was killed by a drunk driver.

How About Some Country, Rock And Rap For Homework?

Speakeasy, WSJ | John Jurgensen | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

By John Jurgensen, The Wall Street Journal Nashville bills itself as Music City–now it’s trying to lock in the future of that status. The city ...

Arts Education The Focus Of New Hull House Exhibit

AP | Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A new exhibit is opening at Chicago's Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. "Unfinished Business: Arts Education" opens Tuesday at the museum on ...

Education and the Visual Arts

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Creativity is discovering patterns, relationships, connections, and beauty -- seeing itself is a creative act. The potential for creativity resides everywhere, in every subject, every decision, and every relationship.

Facing the Music

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 10.21.2011 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Let's face it. With the stock markets yo-yoing and Congress behaving as it is, the arts are a pretty low priority in the short haul. Relying on government funding seems to be a losing proposition and has been for some time.

Annemarie Dooling

Guggenheim BMW & Urban Sustainability | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts

A shady street corner park is hardly the place you'd expect to find a lab, but that's what BMW brought to New York City's Houston Street this week. Th...

Curtis M. Wong

Inspiring Youth And Social Change Through Musical Theater | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact

Michael Berkeley wants you to forget all about the glittery top hats, extended jazz hands and hyper-choreographed chorus lines associated with musical...

WATCH: This Black California Teen's Unusual Special Talent

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The 15-year-old from Oakland has captivated audiences in th...

The Global Search for Education: If Music Be the Food....

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Let us speak of even greater things with the innovative educator and president of Bard College, Leon Botstein: a man who understands the juxtaposition of art and education better than any.

Curtis M. Wong

PHOTOS: American Mural Project Stresses Arts Education | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.18.2011 | Impact

You really don't need to ask Ellen Griesedieck about the importance of arts education in schools -- she's more than happy to share her thoughts on the...

Playing Games in Haiti

Rainn Wilson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Rainn Wilson

We had gone to Haiti, six artists in total, to work with adolescent girls in the tent camp at Bolous. Our goal was to use the arts to inspire, build confidence, and help heal the trauma that these girls had gone through.