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The Art Docent Program: A Family Legacy

Art educator Barbara Herberholz almost did not apply for what turned out to be the job of a lifetime. In 1983, San Juan Unified School District was looking for a part time art resource specialist. Barbara applied, was hired and...

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 Participation in America

  This report, commissioned from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, investigates the relationship between arts education and arts participation, based on data from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts for 1982, 1992, 2002,...

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