In New Orleans, a state takeover of most schools ten years ago raised questions about how to preserve the city's strong musical heritage.
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August 20, 2015
August 13, 2015
A public high school's performance of a song with lyrics about Jesus had triggered parents' concerns, but the Iowa State Board of Education agrees with a local school board that some uses of religious songs are appropriate.
July 29, 2015
Students who took music classes developed improved and lasting phonological skills that can translate to language abilities, new research finds.
June 03, 2015
A program that boosts arts programs at troubled schools is expanding for the second time.
May 28, 2015
A physics website lauds the importance of arts education. It's not alone among the sciences.
May 20, 2015
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
VH1 Save the Music Foundation works to put the "STEM to STEAM" discussion on the national agenda
May 07, 2015
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
An Ohio school district revived cursive handwriting instruction by adding it to the art curriculum.
April 08, 2015
The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."