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In education today, there is much debate about how to close the achievement gap. Yet, for a number of schools with which The Center for Arts Education (CAE) partners, nine of which participate in CAE’s U.S. Department of Education Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD)...
The name of the production I saw at Idaho Shakespeare Festival might be Noises Off , but the laughter was definitely on! Photo by DKM Photography Last week I headed west to see how art works in Boise, Idaho. It was a great trip! I mean, when you get to spend the day with Esther Simplot, who’s...
In this week's podcast, we meet Albert B. Head. Search as you might, it would be hard to find a more eloquent and thoughtful advocate for folk and traditional arts than Al Head . For 40 years, Head has been pivotal in ensuring that folk art would be recognized and honored by state and national...
Gallery exhibits---like this one of work by artist Aaron Henderson---are just one of the many programs that take place at Chattanooga's Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Photo courtesy of BSCC "We... never know if the next Carmen De Lavallade, Jacob Lawrence, or Wynton Marsalis is in our midst...
Participants at the 2012 Arts-Powered Schools Summer Institute get hands-on during their final collaborative project. Photo by Idaho teaching artist Mike Shipman "We can all use imaginative thinking across every part of our lives---and we can all learn to do it better." --- Eric Liu In...
I was perusing [Seattle's] Mayor McGinn's regular e-newsletter, The Reader , and noticed a terrific feature about the work that the city's Office of Economic Development was doing in support of small businesses, and about how small businesses create jobs. But I wondered, why aren't...
Meet Christopher Paul Curtis. He is known for writing historical fiction for young adults that center on African-American families and tackle tough issues with humor and honesty. His latest book, The Mighty Miss Malone, has all the hallmarks of a Curtis novel: a likeable and utterly believable...
Time Flies By (2011) by How & Hosm. Spray Paint on DC3 airplane 203 x 776 x 1,142". Photo by Jason Wawro for Eric Firestone Gallery In and around Tucson, Arizona, hundreds of acres of desert serve as retirement communities for aircraft. The largest, located at the Davis-Monthan Air Force...
Johanna Warren. Photo by Monik Geisel "I used to do a lot of waiting...for inspiration and luck, but then I realized both of those things are like lightning, and you can either sit at home wondering, 'Why haven't I been struck by lightning yet?' or you can cover yourself in...
Local teens experiment with music software in the Hirshhorn’s YOUmedia center. Photo by Maya Munoz The Hirshhorn is known as the Smithsonian’s contemporary and modern art museum, but in October 2011, when it opened its YOUmedia space, ARTLAB+, it also became a new home for budding young...

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