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In Dance News: It's A Matter of Place

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

This has been an exciting week for three dance organizations -- and there is a common and unlikely thread that ties their accomplishments together: geography.

Let Me Tell You About Teach for America

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I'm trying to be sincere when I question TFA. I just can't see its long-term benefits to education and the teaching profession. Even as a short-term stopgap measure in high-needs areas, I think it's doing more harm to teaching than good.

NEA Endorses Obama's Bid for Second Term

The Wall Street Journal | Stephanie Bancero | Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

CHICAGO —The nation's largest teachers union voted Monday to endorse President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid, despite teachers' widespread unh...

'A Fight Within The Family'

Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

In an address to members of the National Education Association Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden sought the union's support in the upcoming presidentia...

13 Things The NEA Hates About Arne Duncan

Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

At its annual meeting in Chicago, The National Education Association's Representative Assembly passed Saturday New Business Item C., a strongly worded...

America's Next Educational Crisis

Franklin Schargel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Franklin Schargel

America faces a severe school dropout problem, and students who leave school do not cause it. Far more teachers, by percentage, drop out of school than students.

No One Left to Speak Up

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

There cannot be many of you out there who believe that everything is just peachy with the current state of affairs. It's just there is a large minority of you who have, in essence, been paid to shut up, sit down, and go away.

WWE's Bullying Smackdown

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education
Rosalind Wiseman

Can Stephanie McMahon's "Be a Star" PSA be credible when so young people have seen her humiliated and mock beaten by her real life husband Triple H on the WWE mat?

Pennsylvania: 'Selectively Dismantling' Public Education

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Regardless of party affiliation, an elected official in the state of Pennsylvania is required to support public education.

No More State Arts Funding In Kansas

latimes.com | Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

While many Americans on Saturday were enjoying the start of the Memorial Day weekend, Kansans were gaining the dubious distinction of becoming the nat...

Free Museum Entry For Active Service Members

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

The Big Apple and other cities are about to get a lot sweeter for active service members and their families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, museums a...

Common, Cats & Conspiracies: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.20.2011 | Arts

It's been yet another bizarre, controversy-filled week on the Arts page. We've featured everything from a cute cat photographer to controversy at Cann...

NEA Announces Grants, Says Video Games Will Count As Art

Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) made two important announcements this week. Along with its annual crop of grant recipients, the agency relea...

NEA Endorsement of Obama: A Suicide Pact for Public Education?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

By casting your lot with Barack Obama, and it pains me to say this, you are endorsing the president who has done more to destroy what is good about public education than any president in history.

Sam Stein

Obama's Stimulus Reaps Rewards: Major Education Union Begins 2012 Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Education Association’s decision on Friday to begin the formal process of endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-electio...

One Teacher's Vision To Save American Education

Randy Turner | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Why do teachers remain impotent on the sidelines while legislators with no idea of what goes in a classroom are making decisions that affect the lives of millions of American children?

To all who Wish to Cut Funding to PBS, NPR and the NEA: Please Consider Your Children

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Edwards

For those who would cut funding to the arts through eliminating NPR, PBS, and the NEA, I urge you to think not about the programs that you do not like and instead think of your childhoods, your kids, and grand kids.

Stars Fight For Increased NEA Funding

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Spacey performed some impromptu "street theater" Tuesday to ask Congress for continued funding of the National Endowment for the A...

Debit Card Sharps: The Fight Over Wall Street's 'Invisible Tax'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Think of the debit fee as an invisible, federal sales tax on everything you buy with a card -- except that you never got to vote on it and may not have even known it existed before it came up in the debate over bank reform.

Sarah Palin Slams National Endowment For The Arts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Television commentator and half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin trashed the National Endowment for the Arts recently, describing the agency as "frivo...

The Separation Of Art And State: Why Obama's National Endowment Cuts Are Healthy

Travis Korte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

"The ants on the crucifix" should be a synonym for "the writing on the wall". This winter, the Smithsonian Institute removed an artwork that had anger...

Read Across America 2011: Michelle Obama To Read Classic Dr. Seuss Book

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Education Association (NEA) will host its 14th annual Read Across America Day tomorrow, March 2, at the Library of Congress. First Lady M...

Budget Fight: Believers, True and Otherwise

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Railing about deficits gives the GOP a convenient excuse to hack away at the sorts of bogeymen they've been wanting to kill off for years. Public-employee salaries. And benefits. And bargaining rights.

Abortion Foes Don't Care About Women's Rights or Civil Rights

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Those who invoke race and slavery when denying a woman's right to choose are trying to obfuscate and change the subject. Their policies are hurting poor women of color.

Never Less Theatre, But Perhaps Fewer Buildings

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

Abundant but concentrated theatrical events would focus and share audiences, while focusing and sharing resources for artists.