Art/Music

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

In the art room at P.S. 188 in Bayside, Queens, a group of 9-year-olds was busily putting the finishing touches on an enormous poster for the fourth-grade play. Its topic: saving the Earth.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

Students at elementary schools in Amarillo, Texas, don’t get drawing lessons as a five-year-old finance plan from Republicans led by Governor Rick Perry hasn’t delivered funding needed to avoid cuts and improve education.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

Classroom furniture is coldly utilitarian at best – it gets the job done, but you wouldn’t consider decorating your home with it.

But how realistically can it be improved?

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

The No Child Left Behind Act drove schools to slash programs that don't directly contribute to the goal of higher achievement in reading and math. The technology revolution, with its emphasis on math and science, has further pushed us to prioritize those disciplines.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

After several years of budget cuts on the local level, representatives of Kansas' public music educators painted a bleak picture of the status of music education for members of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

Students and staff at Hulbert Public Schools have given new life to a long-lost music program, and community support is soaring.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow’s non-profit organization, the Manilow Music Project donated more than $300,000 in musical instruments in addition to sponsoring an instrument drive to get even more instruments into the hands of Joplin High School students.

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