Articles: Art/Music

The National Core Arts Standards were released in October. They emphasize developing artistic ideas, refining them, and following projects through to completion. (Americans for the Arts/Scott Cronan Photography)
Alison DeNisco
Updated National Core Arts Standards add media arts such as animation, film, gaming and computer design
Students from District of Columbia Public Schools learn photography skills to draw attention to changes needed in their community.
Alison DeNisco
Critical Exposure, a nonprofit after-school program, trains D.C. students to better their communities
Some Jennings School District students play the violin and viola—using music to help them make connections in core subjects of math, science and language arts. The students above rehearse for their district gala recently.
MariAn Gail Brown
Saturday school, arts and college prep yield better discipline and learning
The Whole Schools Initiative's arts program is helping drive up test scores in Mississippi schools.
Lauren Williams
30 Mississippi schools are blending music, theater, visual art and dance into core subjects

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