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New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design

On April 30, the National Governors Association announced the release of New Engines of Growth:  Fiver Roles for Arts, Culture, and Design. The report, prepared in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and NASAA,  focuses on the roles that arts,...

Videos Ideas for Teaching Poetry in the Classroom

The power of poetry to excite some students about reading, writing and literacy is highlighted in this collection of videos compiled by digital media curator Amy Erin Borovoy. The videos include the story of one elementary-school teacher who holds weekly...

Understanding the Field of Arts Education

Learning in the arts enables every individual to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing world.  Americans for the Arts envisions a country where every child has access to- and takes part in...

Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap

Students from the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder tend to do less well in school than those from more upscale families. But newly published research identifies one sub-group of these youngsters who tend to exceed expectations: those who participate...

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