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Without a doubt, the young competitors of Poetry Out Loud have a tough job---not only do they have to memorize three poems word perfect, but they then have to recite those poems in front of a crowded auditorium knowing they are being judged on their accuracy, physical presence, voice and...
Today, the NEA announced $350,000 in support of 17 new research grants , which offer innovative new ways to measure the value and impact of the arts in the U.S. While descriptions of all our new grantees can be found online , we thought we’d take a closer look at a project from West Chester...
A second-grader at Quatama Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon, lights the sculpture she created when a visual arts residency was integrated with the study of electrical circuits. Photo by Janis Hill
Although Portland, Oregon, is recognized as a vibrant creative community, nearly one-third of elementary schools have absolutely no arts instruction--no music, visual art, dance or theater. The Right Brain Initiative...
Students perform in dance production at South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Photo courtesy of Emily Allen
As concern grows over the quality of education in America, more and more schools are beginning to test whether arts-integrated curriculums can be a helpful tool in fostering academic achievement...
Students investigate an exhibit at the Holter Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Sondra Hines
Arts education isn't just a means of learning an artistic skill or practice; it is also a unique tool for learning about different cultures and perspectives. Multicultural arts programs help...
Michael Begay (second from left) working with the ETHEL String Quartet as part of the NACAP activities to bring musical education to Native-American communities. Photo courtesy of NACAP
"When I was a teenager, I felt stuck on the reservation," says Michael Begay, a 28-year-old composer of Navajo heritage who grew up in Arizona. "It felt like I was...
MindPOP partner Drama for Schools/UT Austin uses shadow puppetry to teach drama-based strategies to Austin public school teachers. Photo courtesy of Drama for Schools
Is the presence of fine arts teachers in a school enough to guarantee that all students are receiving a quality arts education? That was the question facing the Austin Independent...
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Antonio Douthit in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Gert Krautbauer
Achieving success in the arts can be a matter of grit, determination, patience, and talent. Unfortunately, it can also be a matter of money. To become a professional dancer, for...
T.S. Cooper Elementary kindergartners experience math concepts by creating original artwork in the style of the artist Henri Matisse. All photos by Michelle Mazan Burrows
The morning bell rings at Gatesville Elementary in rural Gates County, North Carolina, which approximately 12,200 residents call home and where nearly a quarter of the population liveS below the...

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