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February 28, 2019

An Experiment in Arts Education That Paid Off

A study of Houston schools finds that an influx of arts lessons led to reductions in disciplinary infractions, increased writing achievement, and strengthened student compassion.

February 26, 2019

How Five District Leaders Reshaped Their Schools' Curricula

Five of the nine district-level educators named as Leaders to Learn From this year were singled out for their work in rethinking what's taught in schools.

January 03, 2018

Teacher Fired Over Art History Flap Involving Nude Paintings

The incident raises broader questions about what age or grade level is appropriate for discussions of the nude, which has been represented in art for thousands of years.

November 09, 2017

Can Schools Use Arts to Support Academics Under ESSA? It's Tricky

There's an opportunity for using arts to help boost student achievement under the new federal law, but research lags far behind practice.

June 23, 2017

Under ESSA, an End to the 'Narrowing of the Curriculum'?

Some states will use more than math and English/language arts exams to judge school quality.

May 23, 2017

New Trump Budget Eliminates Arts, Humanities, Library Agencies

The arts and humanities endowments and IMLS, which support education programs, face drastic cuts in the 2018 federal budget.

May 12, 2017

High-Stakes Poetry Competition Brings Students to the Stage

Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.

May 10, 2017

Turnaround Arts Program Is Expanding

A program that originated in the White House is being carried on and expanded with support from government and private organizations.

May 03, 2017

After Fears of Elimination, Arts, Humanities Groups May Get More Funds

The President's proposed budget would have cut the agencies, but congressional proposals give them a boost in funding.

April 25, 2017

8th Graders' Arts Scores Hold Steady on Latest National Assessment

The most recent NAEP finds that girls outperform boys and that Hispanic and Asian students' average scores have increased notably.

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