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National High School Musical Theatre Awards' New York Chapter Renamed for the Late Roger Rees

The Broadway Education Alliance, the fiscal sponsor for the Gershwin Awards, announced today that the program has been renamed The Roger Rees Awards …

Staten Island

Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts

(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — known collectively as STEM — has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with …

Stem subject snobbery: a student’s view on why arts subjects matter

This 16-year-old says taking GCSE dance was the best decision she ever made – why is everyone so negative about it?<p>“Y’know, the soft subjects,” says the boy in maths. “The easy ones: the stupid girls in bottom set take them. Extra, pointless GCSEs. Like dance. It shouldn’t even be a subject.” We’re …

Student Identity Through the Arts

<i>By Linda Yaron</i><p>What does real world learning look like? How can arts education be leveraged across disciplines to enhance student skills and experiences? How can student voices and identities be honored in the classroom?<p>These are questions I try to keep at the forefront when planning curriculum. The …

3 Steps To Promote Creativity In Education

Adobe recently released the following infographic that captures some interesting statistics on perceived barriers to creativity in education.<p>A …

Creativity

How to Save Our Schools: The Arts and Music are No Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Kechelle who was raised by her aunt and uncle in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington D.C. Kechelle was smart as a whip but withdrawn in class and she struggled at a school that felt chaotic and overwhelming. The school she attended was Savoy Elementary, …

Art Is Vital

The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.<p>ASPEN, Colo. — It has been three years since the spectacular video of Lil Buck dancing to Yo-Yo Ma brought jookin—which draws from hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance—into mainstream consciousness. Ma would later call Buck a …

Children's brains on music: what parents need to know

If you learned how to play a recorder or ukelele in school, you may have built up brain functions that boosted your ability to do better in school, …

Flute

Greater Wisdom Linked to Meditation — And Ballet

Researchers who were looking to better understand the connection between meditation and wisdom came upon some surprising findings: The physical …

Meditation

PS DANCE! Dance Education in Public Schools (OFFICIAL TRAILER)