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June 01, 2018

Parkland Drama Teacher Who Hid 65 Students From Gunman Wins Tony Award

Melody Herzfeld, a drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, received an award this week for excellence in theater education from the biggest name in Broadway honors: the Tony Awards.

April 23, 2018

At Summit, Educators Explore Ways to Make Art a Focus

Artists, educators, and innovators spent a day in Washington discussing how art can solve problems in education.

October 06, 2017

What's Next for Arts Education?

In an Education Week Commentary special report, educators, researchers, and practitioners explore what's next for arts education.

February 02, 2017

Creative Resources for Teachers Celebrating Black History Month

Here are five ways for teachers to incorporate Black History Month into their classrooms, beyond the usual lesson plan.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

February 26, 2016

A Tax Brings Arts Teachers to Portland, But Compliance Issues Cause Rifts

Portland officials want to stop releasing the names of residents who pay the city's arts tax, an effort to hire more arts and music teachers.

October 12, 2015

White House Honors Student Poets

The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities honored five high school students as the 2015 class of the National Student Poets Program.

October 08, 2015

A Plan to Update Shakespeare to Modern English Causes Consternation

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival rocked the literary world at the end of September with a bold announcement: Festival organizers are commissioning the translation of 39 Shakespearean plays into Modern English.

August 28, 2015

Poetry Group Launches Weekly Poem Project for Teachers

Success of another endeavor and teachers' interest inspired the Academy of American Poets to create a program that introduces poetry regardless of discipline.

January 12, 2015

New Tony Award to Highlight Top Theater Teachers

A new Tony Award will recognize the work of K-12 and community theater teachers.

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