The White House Turnaround Arts Initiative, which started in eight schools in 2011, will expand to 68 schools.
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May 25, 2016
May 11, 2016
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
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
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
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
New policies and a longer school day have helped Chicago schools give more students access to arts education.
December 28, 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
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
Music teacher licensure candidates are even less likely to share their prospective students' demographic backgrounds than other teachers.
December 16, 2015
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.