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Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Leonard Bernstein's Arts-Based Education Revolution

Alexander Bernstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Alexander Bernstein

Most people know my father, Leonard Bernstein, as an iconic American composer and conductor. However, he was also a dedicated teacher. He sought to use music, fine arts, and performing arts to instill a lifelong love of learning in students.

Principal Fires Security Staff, Hires ART Teachers

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 05.10.2013 | Parents

Most would think that firing the security staff of a poorly performing, inner-city school is a dangerous idea. But at Orchard Gardens pilot school in ...

From FOX Deportes to Mentoring Mariachis...

Vincent Cordero | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Vincent Cordero

Growing up as a 4th-generation Mexican American in Los Angeles, I proudly embraced my heritage as a Latino, Angelino and American. I believed in the possibility of everything. I believed that we should all dream big, that we are all agents of our own destiny.

Music and the Arts: A New Opera

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Twenty-three years since its beginning, Nunez's Young People's Chorus has become one of the most influential and honored choruses in the world. In the process, it has introduced millions of listeners, young and old, to great music across the spectrum.

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the...

Michelle Obama Hands Out Youth Arts And Humanities Awards

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 community-based, after-school programs, including for at-ris...