Art/Music

8/16/2013

8/16/2013
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that would cut the National Endowment for the Arts by 49 percent. I think this is a terrible idea and call on our congressional delegation to reject this cut.

8/9/2013

8/9/2013
We need music in our lives and children need music in our schools. Children deserve to see, feel, and hold string and band instruments, to have the opportunity to share in music-making singly and in groups, and to be in the audience of their peers making music.

7/29/2013

7/29/2013
Group started by powerful Local School Councils on the North Side has been demanding that CPS reinstate spending for programs like art, music and world language.

7/26/2013

7/26/2013
Parents in Palm Beach County (Fla.) are fighting for an arts magnet middle school. Right now, students in elementary school programs there would have to travel an hour each way to West Palm Beach to stay in the program when they reach middle-school age.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013
The arts-in-education movement began in the early 1980s when the Getty Art Education Institute in California developed teacher training to incorporate the visual art in teaching language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. This method was known as Discipline Based Arts Education (DBAE). The name has changed over the years, but the concepts remain the same.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013
When Sean Killary and Sam Morgan graduated from the Berklee College of Music, they said they wanted to create a place for young musicians to hang out. So they opened a music-teaching studio in downtown Millburn (N.J.) and each room is packed with digital technology so students can learn while recording their work.

7/9/2013

7/9/2013
It's summer break, but classes were still in session at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts -- at least for teachers.

6/27/2013

6/27/2013
Tighter school budgets and stingier state aid have forced many schools to cut funding for art and music programs — and, for that matter, sports, electives and foreign language programs. Class sizes are bigger, and payrolls are smaller.

6/12/2013

6/12/2013
Philadelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.
6/12/2013
In an age of declining budgets and disappearing arts programs, technology could help make music education more feasible—a hackathon hosted by Spotify and the New York City Department of Education is an early step.

6/7/2013

6/7/2013
What happens if you trade security guards for easels and music stands? Can a focus on arts education transform a school? For one school in Roxbury, Mass., the answer is, yes.

5/29/2013

5/29/2013
Digital media students at Layton (Utah) High School were paid for a job well done at their sixth annual film festival recently. The end-of-school-year videos were submitted to a panel of judges prior to the festival, and the best videos were put on display, with winners receiving cash awards and gifts donated by local businesses.

5/15/2013

5/15/2013
As part of a deal with the city, Portland Public Schools plans to commit $1.5 million from its reserves to fund arts teachers should courts strike down the arts tax.

5/3/2013

5/3/2013
The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating. But the dream of a school founded in the arts, a school that would give back to the community as it bettered its children, never materialized.

4/26/2013

4/26/2013
Such a decision would be, perhaps, understandable in light of the fiscal woes that currently beset many of our nation’s urban areas. It is, however, neither understandable nor defensible in terms of our collective responsibility to provide a full, balanced education to all of our children.

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