Children are capable of more than many want to give them credit for. The STEAM movement is popularizing this idea, and giving schools ways to think about language, time and space to make that idea real.
See the WWW Conference as an educational wake-up call. School should be about equipping students not just with the skills, but also with the self-confidence to pursue their passions, regardless of what others may think.
Speaking to the president of the Rhode Island School of Design provides insight into what it means to be an artist, especially during an economic downturn that sees resources deflected from creative industries.