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Arts Education

The Best Way to Arm and Engage Kids Is With Arts

Steph Thompson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Steph Thompson

He was a fighter, this one, I could see it in his eyes. Bored easily, passionate when lit. When I see them, this kind of human, I know I need to s...

Why Students Shouldn't Have To Choose Between Arts And Science

Montita Sowapark | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Montita Sowapark

Now, I love science; science and I have always had a loving, healthy relationship. I get excited just thinking about angiogenesis and cell signaling pathways. However, despite my love for science, I am a zealous advocate for the place of arts and humanities in education.

Give Arts, Not Tests: Metrics Make Failures Out of Fabulous Kids

Steph Thompson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Steph Thompson

We need to harness the talent of this great borough and the great city beyond it, and we need to start using it to help bring inspiration to schools that have become mired in metrics that turn fabulous creative little beings into failures.

Writing Our Future

Michele Kotler | Posted 03.28.2014 | New York
Michele Kotler

In the ongoing dialogue regarding education reform and the quality of New York City's public schools, one voice is almost completely silent: the voice of the students.

Arts Brings Joy to Learning

Steph Thompson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Steph Thompson

The city's great artists can engage kids to learn any lessons they need to learn so long as they capture the wondrous imagination and promise the great payoff of pleasure.

Arts and Education

Agnes Gund | Posted 03.14.2014 | New York
Agnes Gund

At PS 46 in Harlem, the corridors, the classrooms and the courtyard are full of collages and prints and drawings, posters and paintings, murals and sc...

If You Let Them Color, They Will Come: The FLAG Art Foundation Baby Art History Program

Hilary Harkness | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

As they settled in, enthusiastic toddlers colored with crayons on large swaths of white paper covering the gallery floors with a show of Roy Lichtenstein's nudes and interiors as their backdrop while their parents looked on -- in some cases, coloring along with their children.

Man of Conviction: John Steppling -- Playwright, Screenwriter and Teacher

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Joanna Perry-Folino

Given the current trend towards increasing government surveillance of our most personal and public selves, it's not a surprise that any serious artist, one who challenges the status quo or is politically controversial, would find greater success in another country than he might in 21st century America.

Tapping in to the Real Value of Creativity

Michael Nobleza | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

This is a critical time for one of the largest and most economically and culturally diverse public school systems in the country (if not the world).

The Global Search for Education: Shepherd Sound

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"Musicians are all human, that is, we all have issues and things we want to improve but we also have the same goal, and that is to be the best we can...

Art Leadership as a Major?

Mark Nerenhausen | Posted 02.24.2014 | College
Mark Nerenhausen

This change requires us to understand and act on the role the arts have come to play in the larger civic agenda.

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional Artist?

Janice Sands | Posted 02.21.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

Artists and writers often face a major reality check when they leave the confines of academia. It can be a sobering experience to question whether you have the commitment it takes to pursue a career in the creative world.

Applause for the Education Mission of Museums

John M. Eger | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

It is a time to publicly acknowledge the vital role of museums, to salute the people who contribute their life to make them meaningful ... and, to thank them for their commitment to educating our young.

For Regional Theatres, Social Justice is Core to the Mission

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

Truly, the arts are not peripheral to our problems; to sustain them is why we need to solve these seemingly competing problems. A safe, engaged, healthy child is a creative child, and that child will make for a safer, healthier, more brilliant world.

Theaters Contribute to Social Justice and Meaningful Change in Communities

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

The arts are losing out in the wave of a new philanthropic emphasis on measurable "investment."

How These Children Use Song for Social Change

Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.31.2014 | Chicago
Jacqueline Howard

A youth choir that was founded during the Civil Rights movement continues to lift every voice and bridge cultural barriers around the world as an 'ambassador' of its community.

Elegba Folklore Society -- Race, Place & Identity Collaboration

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

Elegba Folklore Society is one of eight Richmond, Virginia art and cultural organizations taking part in a collaboration involving their respective ex...

Detroit Keeps It's Art... Can I?

Roger Wright | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Roger Wright

My old tin lantern has got to be worth some money. After all, it was in a museum.

For the Holidays: The Gift of Artistic Expression

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Mary Crescenzo

As an multidisciplinary artist and teaching artist, the unique gift I can give myself and others is the opportunity to create something through artistic expression. But, we all, as humans, have the power in us to do the same. Why?

Westchester Mom Creates a REAL Neighborhood Arts Center

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Westchester mother of two and working artist Kathleen Marinaccio saw a need in her community for a place where adults, children, and families can exp...

Defining Outcomes in Arts Education

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

Arts skills are for everyone, not just the future actors and directors and stage carpenters of America. For many children, the only opportunity for this experience is in school.

We Are All the Same: Teaching Empathy Through the Arts

Lysa Heslov | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Lysa Heslov

The CMH Global Arts after school programs utilize arts education to enhance our students' understanding of the world by pairing an art modality with an international country of focus.

Drumming to Success: Why Teaching Music Matters

Jason Chuong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Jason Chuong

When music is taught in school, it offers a crucial link to the outside world -- to one of the most prominent facets of our culture. It acts as a bridge from the classroom to the community.

The Global Search for Education: The Master - Renée Fleming

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I love face-to-face interaction with students. Having grappled with the same issues that they face, if I can alert them to areas that might need more work, either on their own in the practice room, through online research, or with a teacher, I feel I have helped."

Spawning Activism Through Art

Julien Robson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Julien Robson

Institutional detention, however, does not solve the fundamental problems causing delinquency, and no matter how hard we try to provide care for youth in detention, we will not change their lives until we provide early support for them in their communities.