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May 25, 2016

White House Turnaround Arts Initiative Expands

The White House Turnaround Arts Initiative, which started in eight schools in 2011, will expand to 68 schools.

May 11, 2016

Music Education Leader Is Out After Race-Related Comments

Michael Butera is being replaced by Michael Blakeslee, pictured, as executive director and chief executive officer of the National Association for Music Education after controversy arose over Butera's reported remarks on the musical abilities of black and Latino people and racial and ethnic diversity in music education.

May 09, 2016

After Music Association Leader's Diversity Comments, Calls for Resignation

The director of the National Association for Music Education attributed the lack of diversity in music education to the ability level of black and Latinos.

March 15, 2016

'Hamilton' Cast Meets With Students at White House to Talk History, Arts

Cast members of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton visited the White House to meet with local students and tout a new educational program.

March 10, 2016

Most Americans Say Well-Rounded Education Includes Arts

A survey from Americans for the Arts finds that the nine out of ten Americans support arts education, and most support government funding for the arts.

January 20, 2016

More Chicago Public Schools Have Arts, Survey Finds

New policies and a longer school day have helped Chicago schools give more students access to arts education.

December 28, 2015

Testing, Math, and Music: Top 10 Curriculum Matters Posts for 2015

Each year, we take a look at Curriculum Matters' most-read blog posts, and in 2015 it seems two major themes got readers clicking: common-core testing and math instruction.

December 22, 2015

Arts Help Development of Social, Emotional Skills in Early Childhood

Research indicates that exposure to the arts in early childhood has positive social and emotional effects, according to a new survey from the National Endowment for the Arts, but there's room for more research on the topic.

December 17, 2015

Nearly 9 in 10 Music Teacher Candidates Are White, Research Shows

Music teacher licensure candidates are even less likely to share their prospective students' demographic backgrounds than other teachers.

December 16, 2015

Literacy and Arts Programs See Boost Under Federal Budget Deal

Congress released a budget deal that would give several literacy programs an increase in funding, and keep funding for STEM partnerships and Advanced Placement steady.

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