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2010 Through the Eyes of Children (PHOTOS)

Kristen Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

These paintings celebrate the unique way in which children are looking and thinking about the world, and serve as reminders to us all to appreciate the daily beauty, wonder, and joy that surrounds us.

NYC Students Find Academic Boost From Singing And Dancing After Class

The New York Times | Simone Sebastian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ten-year-old Destiny Howard swaggers onstage, flinging her arms overhead in exaggerated disgust. "Hey!" she snips at the audience. "I still want my ...

What I Want for Christmas

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Board members of arts organization who remember their missions. Arts leaders who focus on training the next generation of arts leaders. Political leaders to remember that almost 6 million Americans are employed in the arts...

More Funding for the Arts, Please

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

Today, the arts are being cut to one of the lowest points in history. It may seem ludicrous to say it, but we really need to be spending more on art education. Much more.

Schoolhouse Rock: Teachers Combine Dance, Academics To Save On Classes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As schools struggle to find time for arts education in public schools nationwide, teachers are coming up with novel ways to integrate different art fo...

Toby Tannenbaum Talks About Getty's "Open Studio" Program

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

Since joining the Getty Museum in 2008 as assistant director for education, Toby Tannenbaum has expanded its efforts to get contemporary artists involved in education projects. The most recent, Open Studio, is a set of free, online art lesson plans

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.

Axing Art$ And Humanitie$

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Iris Erlingsdottir

"My most heartfelt wish is to be allowed to read Nordic studies at the university, because it is my unwavering belief that doing so will cultivate my ...

Integrating Technology -- and it's Cheap too

Jim McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jim McGuire

If schools would explore their options, technology for students can be attained without breaking the bank. This is how my sixth-grade language arts classroom is equipped.

Disabled Students In The Spotlight Thanks To Theater Program

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Kathy Boccella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When her elementary school staged her favorite musical, Grease, Chloe Kirkland hoped for a big part. But she made only the ensemble, despite knowing a...

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,...

Make Teaching Creativity More Than Just a Song and Dance (VIDEO)

Michael Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Levine

If our schools are to truly prepare our children for the 21st century, we need to think differently about creativity and how to foster these skills.

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.

Cars and Schools

Jason Pugatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Pugatch

The great backbone of America, cars and schools, once pulsing new factories pumping out lawyers, middle managers and Oldsmobiles, have become incontrovertible failures.

The Obsession With Testing Is Nuts

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Diane Ravitch

I predict, based on current policies in the US, that kids will be drilled endlessly for the next test. That the machinery will be in place to measure and test, driving out innovation, creativity, and divergent thinking.

The Arts Are Not a Frill

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

In the rush to confront the wave of outsourcing caused by the globalization of our economy, math and science are urged upon our young in schools -- an emphasis that is to our peril.

ART IN EDUCATION: Twombly for Toddlers? A New Contemporary Art Pre-School In NYC

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

As if the upper-crust New York City private school landscape wasn't already fraught enough with contention over the most elite names in child grooming...

WATCH: ART IN TECHNOLOGY: Unzipping The DNA Of Music On Your iPad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Developed by concert pianist Robert Taub, Improvox is the latest in incredibly advanced ways of experiencing music that have become available via iPad...

Stix Bones of Soulfège

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lucia Brawley

I first introduced you to the band Soulfège through its leader -- musician, public speaker, entrepreneur and Oprah Radio host, Derrick Ashong -- in m...

DoSomething Campaign Encourages Students To Fight For Art Programs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

DoSomething.org cares about arts education, and they think you do too. A new campaign called Make Art Save Art aims to use artists and students to emp...

VOICES THIS WEEK: Rodney Punt, David Dagan, Jaime Rojo, Cat Bennett

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

MADAME BUTTERFLY TAKES WING IN SANTA FE by Rodney Punt The plot could not be simpler: American naval officer jilts Japanese wife who later commits su...

Arts and... Sciences?

Jason Pugatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Pugatch

If there is to be a significant movement in the arts education lobby, it must be towards defending the arts on their own terms. And it's not only artists and arts educators who must do this.

Mr. Holland Won't Get His Final Opus - Where Obama's Education Agenda & Reality Collide

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Wayne A. Miller, Band Director of the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FLA., is a real-life Mr. Holland, a music educator whose de...

ARTS EDUCATION: Schwarzenegger Supports Million Plates Campaign

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Arnold Schwarzenegger was making the rounds at the 20th Century Fox Studios on Monday morning, but his official purpose wasn't to pitch a movie projec...

Inside Out Community Arts, Changes Lives Through Art

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

I think you are going to be very touched by the amazing work being done by "Inside Out Community Arts" an organization based in Venice, California.