At a Boston charter school, instruction in music composition helps students expand their horizons and see their true potential.
Infuse the Arts Arts education, including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students. Educators who value arts education understand its link to brain development and positive academic and social outcomes, and its ability to establish a more level playing field for learners who will not otherwise have access to enrichment experiences.
McKibben, S. (2018/2019, December/January). Arts Education as a Human Right: A Conversation with Alfre Woodard. Retrieved March 13, 2019
The renowned actor, Alfre Woodard, says access to the arts is crucial—and shouldn’t depend on a child’s zip code.
When Michael Bonner’s 2nd grade students were failing their reading tests, he didn’t give up on them. He made a music video.
Kyriakakos, S. (2018/2019, December/January). Taking Back Baltimore Through the Arts. Retrieved March 13, 2019
Freddie Gray’s death tore a city apart, but these shaken teens found their power in the aftermath.
Rebora, A. (2018/2019, December/January). Arts Education Today: Mission Critical. Retrieved March 13, 2019
As a number of the articles show, the arts can also provide a sanctuary from academic or community pressures, giving students critical opportunities to express themselves and discover their potential.
Remer, J. (2010, November). Creating rigorous art lessons across the content areas: Tips for collaboration. Retrieved March 6, 2019
Many school superintendents and principals express concern about the diminishing presence of certified arts educators and visiting artists in their classrooms. Therefore, they would like to involve classroom and subject
Root-Bernstein, R., & Root-Bernstein, M. (2013, February). The Art and Craft of Science. Retrieved March 6, 2019
Scientific discovery and innovation can depend on engaging more students in the arts.
You deserve to be happy and well. Your students deserve you to be happy and well. The relationship between teachers, their students, and their communities is not disconnected. It is
Wiley, M. (2019, January 10). A Leadership-Oriented Solution for Arts Integration. Retrieved March 6, 2019
Integrating the arts into the core curriculum can be powerful, but it requires strong leadership and funding to establish a vision and support teachers throughout the process. When these elements
Epstein, R., Vafa, Y., & Burney, R. (2019, January 10). ‘How They See Me Versus How I See Myself’: Girls’ Reflections from Inside the Justice System. Retrieved March 6, 2019
Girls represent a growing share of the juvenile justice population. The girls who are sent into the system are disproportionately girls within minority groups, and many are LGBT/gender-nonconforming (Saar et