Posts Tagged:arts

How Much is too Much in Kindergarten?

This article originally found at NPR Nowadays, kindergarteners are learning things that are increasingly more complex. When I was a child, kindergarten consisted of sitting on a mat playing games like duck-duck-goose and who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, naps, and play-doh. It was also about preparing for going to a higher grade. Of…

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TED-Ed: How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change

Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, explains how art examines and redefines culture. The “post-black” artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture. “Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be…

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The Benefits of Creative Arts in Education (Video)

Historically, arts have been a way for children to express themselves, especially in school settings. Ms. Hanan discusses the importance of arts in education. She explains how her career as a professional dancer propelled her to create multiple platforms like “Artsucation,” which merges art and education together. She was interviewed by YBE Reporter Tiffany Caesar....

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The Beinecke Scholarship Program

Award Amount: The applicants chosen for this program will receive $4,000 each once they enroll in graduate school. While attending graduate school, they will receive an additional $30,000. The initiative was established to enable young men and women with exceptional promise to have access to top-quality education. Only those majoring in the social sciences, humanities, and arts…...

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More Schools Are Incorporating the Arts Into Their Curricula

By Angela Wills At Capitol Heights Elementary School in Maryland, third graders are working in separate group settings, writing lyrics to songs, singing to each other, and using their creative minds to test ideas and adding details as they go along. No, it’s not to prepare for a concert, but rather a part of their…

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Success Of The Arts Depends On Diversity

By Angela Wills The plea for diversity is quite a common standard in the world of business and social activities these days. The growing demands for diversity have presented themselves as prevalent on many levels, from enrollment in STEM programs to arts audiences. This year, Advertising Week zoned in on the importance of targeting diversity…...

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Creative Arts are Just as Important as STEM Courses

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects are important. We discuss them with regards to what children should be learning, and what courses will lead them to a better career path. But, are we forgetting about other subjects? The ones that include music and arts, philosophy and writing, the ones that are for creative minds?…

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