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Arts Integration

Colleges and Universities Using Arts Integration to Prepare for the New Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 10.05.2016 | College
John M. Eger

Educators around the world are slowly rethinking the role of the arts and arts integration in their curricula in the wake of basic changes in the worl...

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...

Concept of Creative Schools Taking Hold in California

John M. Eger | Posted 01.24.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

When it is becoming clear that creativity and innovation are the benchmarks of the new, global, knowledge economy, California is emerging as a leader ...

Education Bill Much More Than Revision of NCLB

John M. Eger | Posted 01.06.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

Last month, President Obama signed an education reform bill that revised the so-called No Child Left Behind act. Surprisingly, the bill had bipartisan support from both the House and Senate.

The Congressional STEAM Caucus May Turn STEM to STEAM in the Reauthorization of ESEA

John M. Eger | Posted 11.28.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

The Congressional Caucus on STEAM reflects what more and more teachers, parents, and policymakers are saying about merging the arts and sciences and creating more meaningful interdisciplinary experiences.

InnOvation STEAM Awards Given to 8 Schools

John M. Eger | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

In Washington, D.C. earlier this month, The Ovation Foundation, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and Americans for the Arts met to formally recognize 10 schools who "use the arts to make STEM subjects more accessible and engaging to students and are able to mutually strengthen arts and STEM learning."

Arguing for STEAM on Arts Advocacy Day

John M. Eger | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Many state education leaders have championed the idea that a truly interdisciplinary curriculum marrying the arts and sciences and solving real world problems offer the only alternative to giving our young people the new thinking skills to succeed in the new economy.

California Blueprint for Creative Schools Unveiled

John M. Eger | Posted 02.24.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has held several arts training events based on a groundbreaking program called "Creativity at the Core" in advance of the broader vision.

Arts Integration Works Says Portland's "Right Brain Initiative"

John M. Eger | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

RBI was launched in 2008 by a unique collaboration of artists, art and cultural organizations, school districts, governments, businesses and donors who believed in the concept of "arts integration."

President's Turnaround Arts Program Expanded

John M. Eger | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

For the last few years, eight of the nation's lowest performing schools selected, have embraced the arts and art integration -- teaching other disciplines through the arts -- and the results have been extremely encouraging.

New Teaching Artist Institute Launched by San Diego Young Audiences

John M. Eger | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
John M. Eger

Art integration or teaching all disciplines through the arts, is gaining credibility in San Diego, and the Young Audiences effort here portends yet another victory for those advocating more art integration in the schools.

Music Therapy in Early Childhood Classrooms

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Education
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Music can stimulate a variety of the senses and involve the child at many levels.

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?

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?

Arts For All

John M. Eger | Posted 08.31.2011 | Impact
John M. Eger

"Arts for All" is the way the world ought to work, which is probably why Los Angeles picked that name when they started this award winning national program almost 10 years ago.

The Changing Role of Museums as Vital Partners in Education

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Now the museums -- finally -- are stepping up to the plate in education. Some have been doing so for years.

Arts Integration in Canada: America's Wake Up Call

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Without arts integration, America, like most developed nations, will not succeed nor survive in the new global Innovative Economy, an economy that demands creativity and innovation in the workplace.

Art Integration and the Demand for Innovation

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

The term art integration, often referred to as art infusion, is not well known or accepted. According to the Arts Education Partnership in Washingt...

The Lost Paragraphs of Arne Duncan

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Kessler

Arne Duncan gave a speech in Wasghinton D.C. about the value of arts education. It was a very good speech, but when you look at all the recent K-12 initiatives of the Obama administration, arts education is all but missing.

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

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.