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Arts in Education

All the World's a Stage

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"Whether it's in Asia, Europe, South America, or Africa, Shakespeare's plays are happening in geographically diverse territories within their respecti...

The Passion of Arts Advocates Driving Change: Kennedy, U.S. Lawmakers, and You

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Earlier this month I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a lecture on arts and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Policy. ...

The Global Search for Education: How to Make Music Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.21.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Because it's a platform and not just a tool, the eco-system allows for non-musicians to participate alongside musicians, music producers, artists, mu...

Arts in Education: A Revealing Straw Poll

Dave Ruch | Posted 03.14.2016 | Education
Dave Ruch

It's not uncommon these days to hear grumblings from arts practitioners and supporters criticizing the American educational system for being anti-crea...

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Great Living in Music

Dave Ruch | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Dave Ruch

As a fulltime musician, I'm making just pennies on streaming music. My CD sales aren't much more than $1,500 per year either. I do no audio enginee...

The Global Search for Education: Head, Heart, Soul, and Frankenstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education thought leaders around the world speak to the need for more innovative projects like the workshop being done this week at Teacher's College. To find out more, I reached out to the visiting teachers, students and leaders.

The Global Search for Education: With a Capital "A"

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"It breaks my heart to think there are children out there who are not being exposed to Arts education. We have to change this!" - Ashley Brown Ash...

Exploring the Arts

Susan Benedetto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Susan Benedetto

The arts teach empathy. The arts express and evoke emotion, enabling us to feel how others feel and find common ground. The arts help eliminate prejudice by encouraging multiple perspectives. And of course, the arts can be fun!

Leonard Bernstein's Arts-Based Education Revolution

Alexander Bernstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Alexander Bernstein

Most people know my father, Leonard Bernstein, as an iconic American composer and conductor. However, he was also a dedicated teacher. He sought to use music, fine arts, and performing arts to instill a lifelong love of learning in students.

Mayor's Awards for Arts and Culture

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

The seven honorees at the Mayor's Awards for Arts and Culture were pre-announced, yet there were still surprises at the celebratory event hosted by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Whoopi Goldberg at New York City Center on February 20, 2013.

Why Music, Part 5: Music and Education

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

I can't help but wonder how many children are denied music education in America, either because it is unavailable, unaffordable or they are determined unworthy. It is both an injustice to our children and a threat to our future.

The Global Search for Education: Forward Thinking

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education, Innovation, Infrastructure -- whichever way you line up the words, they all lead back to education. Because once a nation has goals for where it wants to be in 5 or 10 or 20 years, that nation is going to need to have a competent, competitive workforce to realize its goals.

MAX-ing Out the Arts for Students

Glen Lineberry | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Glen Lineberry

For all sorts of reasons our school currently lacks an art program. No visual arts, no music, no pep band. Just the ever ubiquitous iPod.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Special Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

There are over 400 special schools in Australia, educating around 20 percent of the 150,000 students with special educational needs or a disability who are enrolled in schools nationally. The other 80 percent are enrolled in mainstream schools.

The Global Search for Education: Art in Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Drawing and painting are not just about producing beautiful objects. They are also about learning to look, and to learn to look is to learn to understand."