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NYC Schools Lack Arts Education, Low-Income Hit Hardest

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

A new report from the New York City comptroller finds that many public schools offer no arts programs, and that low-income and minority students are h...

What an Arts Education Meant to Me

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

Even though I respected the roles of my classmates and teachers, as much as any four-year-old can comprehend that idea of that, I felt that this play was mine and it has thus stuck in my mind almost twenty years later. So what did I want to be when I grew up? I wanted to be that same kid I was at age four.

'Secrets of the Heart': An Arts Residency for Grammar School Children

Paul Katz | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Paul Katz

The program uses music, dance, theater and visual arts to teach children about "the secrets:" friendship, kindness, imagination and gratitude.

Paying it Forward By Swiping for Kids

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts
Alexandra Holzer

There is a real growing concern today where there is still a need for sustainable funding sources to ensure that communities enjoy long-term benefits that youth enrichment programs bring. Paying it forward is a big solution.

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.

Curriculum for the Ages -- How do you Measure This?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Our students realized that the distance between age 10 and 90 is only an arm's length, if you open your heart and mind.

First Lady Honors Arts Programs For At-Risk Youth

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Kids took the stage and celebrities sat in the audience Wednesday as first lady Michelle Obama honored community arts programs that...