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Support Arts Education! School administrators should let research inform decisions and seek to foster the arts and music in schools- they lead to overall academic success!
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Notes on day one of the Rural Arts and Culture Summit « The Arts Partnership

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Keep New York City Dancing

Keep New York City Dancing | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
We are more than tutus and tiaras when you want a night out on the town. We are New Yorkers. Living, working, making, learning, teaching. We pilot educational models that are replicated worldwide.
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How Pushpins Can Be Used to Create Art

How Pushpins Can Be Used to Create Art | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Excellent video about how push pins are used to create art. Absolutely the way to help students understand optical color mixture and compare to Seurat.
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Venice Biennale in Pictures: The Most Important Contemporary Art Today | Living on GOOD

Venice Biennale in Pictures: The Most Important Contemporary Art Today | Living on GOOD | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Over the weekend the 55th Venice Art Biennale, the largest and most important international showcase for contemporary art, opened to the public.
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Fancy Footwork: Swing Dancing Engineers

Right-brained engineering students are exercising their left brains in a new class at Northwestern University's renowned school of engineering. They're learn...
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To be or not to be a drama major in this economy: Chancellor...

To be or not to be a drama major in this economy: Chancellor... | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Georgia higher education Chancellor Hank Huckaby recently gave a speech in Athens about the problems filling jobs in Georgia.
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A look at the state of technology in music education at the end of the 2013 academic year

A look at the state of technology in music education at the end of the 2013 academic year | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
The circle of "leaders" in the topic of technology in music education is quite small, and most are on Twitter. Throughout the country, schools are wrapping up for the year, and the annual process o...
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12 Things to Do with Kids' Art | Cozi.com

12 Things to Do with Kids' Art | Cozi.com | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
If you're proud of your little artists but at a loss when it comes to dealing with the sheer magnitude of their artwork, here are 12 of our favorite ideas for decluttering the fridge, preserving the most cherished works of art, and sharing your...
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Can art education help Nebraska students academically? | netnebraska.org

Can art education help Nebraska students academically? | netnebraska.org | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
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Using Music in the Classroom to Educate, Engage and Promote Understanding

Using Music in the Classroom to Educate, Engage and Promote Understanding | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
In a day when activities and education methods get replaced year after year with the "next big thing," music will remain a constant to which every student (year after year) will form a connection.
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Another excellent post from Nicholas Ferroni.  Something to which you can sing!

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From Lego to now: The importance of creativity | Teaching Resources - Teach Starter

From Lego to now: The importance of creativity | Teaching Resources - Teach Starter | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Born in the mid-eighties, and spending my formative years in the nineties, I feel at no disadvantage in the digital realm.
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Calvin College professor: 18 reasons to save art education in elementary schools (Guest column)

Calvin College professor: 18 reasons to save art education in elementary schools (Guest column) | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
School boards need to help their communities foster the arts and find ways to introduce and maintain the arts in every facet of living.
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Arts Integration: A Way to Reach All Learners

Arts Integration: A Way to Reach All Learners | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
The results of arts integration are often impressive with any child but the transformation of a child with special needs can be simply miraculous.
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Why Public Funding for the Arts Matters

Why Public Funding for the Arts Matters | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
We’ve just completed our legislative session in Oklahoma. Two efforts to provide state funding for an Oklahoma popular culture museum and an Oklahoma Native American cultural center were deferred f...
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Schools Adding Time to Teach the Arts

Schools Adding Time to Teach the Arts | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Schools are redesigning their school days with added time for arts education.
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From The Brilliant Report: How to Stimulate Curiosity

From The Brilliant Report: How to Stimulate Curiosity | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
By Annie Murphy Paul
Originally published on Annie Murphy Paul’s blog, The Brilliant Report
I’ve always admired the work of Annie Murphy Paul, and when I saw her blog post about curiosity, I thought...
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Learning In A Visual Age: The Critical Importance of Visual Arts Education

Learning In A Visual Age:  The Critical Importance of Visual Arts Education | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
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Learning In A Visual Age:  The Critical Importance of Visual Arts Education http://www.arteducators.org/learning/learning-in-a-visual-age/NAEA_LVA_09.pdf ;

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Integrated Studies Research: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

Integrated Studies Research: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Integrated Studies Research Table of Contents:

Definition and Outcomes
Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

Avoiding Pitfalls
Annotated Bibliography




In this section, we describe seven approac
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Art Education iPad Apps – Which Ones Are the Best? | The Teaching Palette

Art Education iPad Apps – Which Ones Are the Best? | The Teaching Palette | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Many schools are beginning to redirect money once set aside for textbooks toward technology and purchase iPads. Although some app prices may seem out of reach,
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Are the Arts Dead in California’s Public Schools?

Are the Arts Dead in California’s Public Schools? | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
We’d love for our schools to teach Billy to play the tuba or draw an elephant, but the money isn’t there for it.
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25 Talking Tigers Singing

This is the Full version including 25 Singing Tigers I received an email from Jordan Lane, a kindergarten teacher at Douglas Elementary Arts and Science Magnet…
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The Teacher Report: 6 Ways Kids Can Engage With the Arts This Summer

The Teacher Report: 6 Ways Kids Can Engage With the Arts This Summer | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their successful inhabitants to create greatness.
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Authentic Art Education Assessment | The Teaching Palette

Authentic Art Education Assessment | The Teaching Palette | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
The following guest post, written by middle school art teacher Chris Grodoski, focuses on the consequences of high stakes testing and his inventive solution
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Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school

Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school | The Arts! A Key to Student Success in School | Scoop.it
By Katy Tur, Correspondent, NBC News ROXBURY, Mass. — The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating.
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