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The Artist and Disruptive Technology in Art and Education

Karen Lawrence | Posted 05.05.2012 | College
Karen Lawrence

As The Artist suggests, art can help us understand the dilemmas presented by technological change, just as technology can help unleash the creative possibilities of art.

STEM to STEAM: An Interview With RISD's President, John Maeda

Darby Roach | Posted 04.23.2012 | Arts
Darby Roach

2012-02-22-pullquote1.jpgJohn Maeda is a world-renowned artist and graphic designer; he's also a computer scientist and an electrical engineer.

Leave Those Kids Alone

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Brian D. Cohen

A lesson I learned early on as an art teacher is that the artwork your students make is not your own creation, not in the way the work you yourself create as an artist is.

Artists Bring What Schools Need

Nick Rabkin | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
Nick Rabkin

Could arts education and teaching artists be a strategy for improving the quality of teaching in American schools?

Military Funding vs. Funding for the Arts: What Does the Difference Say About American Values?

Brendan McMahon | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Brendan McMahon

If we as Americans are so willing to grossly over-fund our military and defund our arts, our deepest expression of ourselves both at home and abroad is simply an expression of war.

Drawing From Both Sides of Your Brain

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Let's stop calling ourselves right- or left-brained, bad at art, bad at math; we share every capacity, albeit to varying degrees. Categorizing yourself just gets you off the hook.

NBC To Fund Musical Theater Programs For Needy Schools

AP | By LYNN ELBER | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

PASADENA, Calif. -- NBC is funding an initiative to create musical theater programs in U.S. schools in need of arts education. The network said Frida...

Book Review: Why Our Schools Need the Arts

Kristen Paglia | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Kristen Paglia

Why Our High Schools Need the Arts provides arts advocates with the substantial ammunition we need to secure a permanent place for the arts in schools.

What I Want for Christmas This Year

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Greater public appreciation for the work of grass roots arts organizations which provide education, inspiration and entertainment to the underserved and provide access for new audiences and emerging artists.

The Three Horsemen of Arts Education

Nick Rabkin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Nick Rabkin

If more education policymakers begin to recognize the poor returns that school reform has brought, we may, even in this time of deep economic strain, see a new openness to the arts in our schools.

The Chinese Are Coming: Another Perspective

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Brian D. Cohen

Much has been written lately about the recent influx of Chinese students to U.S. colleges, universities, and boarding schools. Both a recent Bloomber...

Teens, MTV, and Pregnancy -- A Very Confusing Topic

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Perhaps, by providing a glance into the not-so-glamorous lives of teen mothers, Teen Moms actually serves to dissuade our girls from entering motherhood at a tender young age.

Why Are Longer School Days Vital?

Lucy Friedman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education
Lucy Friedman

If you believe that to close the achievement gap in this country we've got to close the opportunity gap, I invite you to tweet why you believe our nation should #expandEDin2012.

Taking Things Apart

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

An artist learns to notice things by him or herself, maturing as an observant and reflective individual. The creation of art is ultimately not entirely a product of conscious intent, though conscious awareness helps a lot. Teachers help us get there.

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

MercuryNews.com | 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.