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June 03, 2015

Arts Program That Targets Failing Schools Expands

A program that boosts arts programs at troubled schools is expanding for the second time.

May 28, 2015

Physics Website Posts a Pitch for Arts Education

A physics website lauds the importance of arts education. It's not alone among the sciences.

May 20, 2015

Survey Shows Teachers, Parents Place Value on Music Education

A new survey of parents and teachers shows how strongly they feel about music education and I pull out some of the more interesting points.

May 08, 2015

Group Seeks to Accelerate STEM to STEAM Push

VH1 Save the Music Foundation works to put the "STEM to STEAM" discussion on the national agenda

May 07, 2015

Charity Event Will Support 'Modern' Music Education Programs

A charity event May 16 will support Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that helps schools integrate modern-day music into lesson plans in order to make music education more engaging for students.

May 01, 2015

Ohio District Preserves Cursive by Teaching It in Art Class

An Ohio school district revived cursive handwriting instruction by adding it to the art curriculum.

April 08, 2015

NCLB Rewrite Expands Definition of 'Core Subjects,' Sparks Testing Outcry

The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."

March 20, 2015

Schools and Districts Recognized for Supporting Music Education

Nearly 400 districts and 120 individual schools were recognized for their efforts in making music education widely available to students.

January 22, 2015

Arts Integration (With Celebrity Visitors) May Help School Turnaround, Study Finds

Low-performing schools that implemented an arts integration program over two years showed improved attendance, fewer suspensions, and substantial gains in academic achievement, according to a new report.

January 15, 2015

More People Report Having Taken Arts Classes, Survey Shows

Nearly 90 percent of arts education is funded by the government, according to a series of new reports from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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