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August 20, 2015

Keeping Music in New Orleans Schools

In New Orleans, a state takeover of most schools ten years ago raised questions about how to preserve the city's strong musical heritage.

August 13, 2015

Public School Students Can Sing Religious Songs, Iowa Board Rules

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

Music Class May Help Students' Language Skills, Study Finds

Students who took music classes developed improved and lasting phonological skills that can translate to language abilities, new research finds.

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."

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