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School Arts Programs

Controversy Roils After Student Banned From Using Purple Violin

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New Mexico community is up in arms after Camille Cruz, an 11-year-old in Farmington, was barred from using her violin -- a gift from her grandmother...

Arts Education: Why Is It Important?

Café McMullen | Posted 06.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Café McMullen

As the arts are continually cut in schools and communities, the private sector needs to respond and find ways to fund these important programs. The arts serve as a way to both bond and celebrate communities.

8-Year-Old Girl Donates Allowance Money To Save School Art Classes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed that her favorite class, and its teacher, might be axed amid school budget cuts, Houston girl Elodie Giles wanted to help. The 8-year-old Tra...

Barry Manilow Charity Helps Las Vegas School Music Programs

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When public school budgets get cut, it's no secret that arts and music programs are usually the first to go. Luckily for students in Las Vegas, that w...

Artists of World Change

Cat Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cat Bennett

How can we create a new world when so few of us understand the creative process? When we don't know how to be creative, we tend to be passive and expect governments to solve problems.

Bringing Some Glee to High School Musicals and Helping Teachers Be American Idols

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

The casts and creators of Glee and modern-day talent scouts like Simon Cowell who encourage people to become the next American Idol are doing a great service for our public schools.