Art/Music

4/17/2013

4/17/2013
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday proposed adding 66 staff positions -- a big share of them art teachers -- in a "relatively stable" 2013-14 budget propped up by increased state funding and a city-wide arts income tax.

3/27/2013

3/27/2013
Parents and teachers of students in music programs at Poughkeepsie schools are bemoaning recent cuts in staff and opportunities for students to sing and perform — and protesting any future ones.

3/1/2013

3/1/2013
School drama programs across the country are in danger. The Department of Education reports a 16% drop in public elementary school instruction for drama/theatre over the past ten years, and a 3% drop in secondary schools. In our current economy, drama programs are at greater risk, as state and local legislators look to cut education budgets to make up for funding shortfalls.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013
STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, education has been a major component to 21st-century learning in K12, but some say the acronym needs to be more inclusive. Several groups created by educators have emerged to support the push for the addition of an “A” to STEM, for STEAM, to represent the disciplines of art.

1/14/2013

1/14/2013
While it has only been open a year, enrollment at The Sarah Kelly Music School, north of Houston, Texas, is already near full capacity.

1/4/2013

1/4/2013
The craze has began! Billboard Magazine dubbed Smith III New Faces of Pop, Hip Hop & Rap Music. But Smith III is more than just young cute recording artist/musicians; they are three musically talented siblings from Florida, whose music is giving voices to children across the world speaking about issues that affect their lives and the people around them.

12/19/2012

12/19/2012

Stationed in front of one of his large self-portraits, the artist Chuck Close raised his customized wheelchair to balance on two wheels, seeming to defy the laws of gravity.

12/18/2012

12/18/2012

A high school production of the musical "Legally Blonde" in Ohio has been deemed by administrators to be inappropriate for its audiences, resulting in the apparent dismissal of a drama teacher.

11/27/2012

11/27/2012

After five years in the U.S. Army, after being treated badly in the outside world because of the color of his skin, Cecil B. Crawford vowed to never again leave the Blackfeet Reservation.

11/26/2012

11/26/2012

Education, arts and philanthropic leaders in San Diego have combined forces with a goal of improving the arts education of every student in the county’s 42 public school districts.

11/9/2012

11/9/2012

Music for All, an Indianapolis-based music-education not-for-profit with nationwide reach, announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the city to keep its headquarters, staff and events in Indianapolis through 2023.

11/5/2012

11/5/2012

Erin Hresko of Hummelstown is pleased that part of her drawing of the state Capitol dome will find itself in the sparkly globes that will bedeck the Pennsylvania state tree in this year’s National Christmas Tree display in Washington, D.C.

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion.

10/22/2012

10/22/2012

For two Central Texas school districts, football games have revived an old debate about the Old South - whether to play "Dixie."

10/12/2012

10/12/2012

Minnesota has some of the highest standards for arts education in the country, but schools don't always meet those lofty expectations.

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