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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.

January 08, 2015

Prominent Art Galleries Release Complete Digitized Collection

The Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington have released their entire digitized collection, including hi-resolution images of more than 40,000 objects in the museums' Asian art collections.

December 09, 2014

Violinist Challenges Famous Suzuki Teaching Method

A well-known violinist is claiming that Shinichi Suzuki, the famous violinist whose instructional method is used worldwide, lied about his training and endorsements.

December 05, 2014

Music and STEM Merge in Wash. Elementary School

Music teacher Shawn Tolley says he wanted to connect his students to a subject he loves.

April 04, 2014

The Case for Drawing and Doodling in Class

Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.

May 02, 2013

Principal Swaps Security Guards for Art Teachers

According to NBC News, a school in Roxbury, Mass., has seen positive effects--at least in terms of academics and school culture--from cutting back on school security, and using those funds to up arts instruction.

April 22, 2013

Art Teachers Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is a day when many science and environmental teachers plan creative activities for their students that often extend beyond the classroom. But did you know that art teachers are getting involved as well? Here are a few of the ways that schools used art classes to increase awareness of the environment.

April 04, 2013

Student 'Literary Ambassadors' Head Poetry Month Activities

Various organizations gear up to celebrate National Poetry Month, an initiative that was first introduced by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.

July 03, 2012

Overheard at NEA: Professional Respect, School-Funding, and Politics Are Top Priorities

While at the NEA convention today, I flagged down a few delegates from a sampling of states and asked the following: What should be NEA's main priority right now? The major theme at the convention so far has been the union's push to re-elect President Barack Obama. Do you agree this is where the org...

February 15, 2012

Arts Educators Float an Alternative Evaluation Plan

Education officials in Tennessee seem to be making good on their promise to find alternate student-achievement measures to be incorporated into teacher evaluations for teachers in nontested subjects—though it's teachers who are doing much of the heavy lifting in getting the idea moving. The s...

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