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Making A Safe School for LGBTQ Teens

March 30, 2021

Navigating everyday life for LBGTQ teens is challenging enough without having to worry about feeling unsafe at school. Yet, the notion of every institution being a safe school for LGBTQ teens is still far away. In fact, according to a 2019 national school climate study, over 86% of LGBTQ students said they experienced verbal harassment. And...

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Six Benefits of Integrating Music Into Education

March 16, 2021

It may come as a surprise, but studies show that integrating music into education can lead to improvement in brain development. Who’d have guessed? Well, ask any educator at an arts academy high school or middle school and they could have told you. They’ve known for a long time the benefits of music as more...

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The Role of Fine Arts and Music in STEM Careers

March 2, 2021

There’s a common misconception that there’s no room for fine arts and music in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers; that the two are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Nothing could be further from the truth. Take Louis Pasteur, for example. When you hear his name, you probably think about science. (Or milk.)...

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The Incredible Value of Creative Writing

February 16, 2021

Does your middle school or high school-aged child love to craft stories? If so, you may fail to see the value of creative writing. Perhaps you wish that their focus would shift from this seemingly frivolous activity to something that will better serve them on the coveted standardized tests that now reign supreme. That’s a...

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How Dance Enhances Education

February 2, 2021

Once upon a time, the role of dance in the school setting was a purely social event with a hokey theme. It served to further praise the popular while scorning the awkward to Carrie-like proportions. Of course, you may have been spared this by residing in a puritanical locale where dancing was believed to lead...

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Fostering Creativity in Your Teenager

January 19, 2021

Are you wondering – what’s the point of fostering creativity in your teenager when the current world of commerce continues to focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects? As a parent, you may be inclined to steer your creative teen from pursuing the arts, based on the hackneyed stereotype of the jobless...

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Artist-Activists Make a Difference

January 5, 2021

The year 2020 left so many of us feeling powerless and deflated, it’s hard to imagine that artist-activists could have any impact on the current state of this country. Furthermore, the cutting of funds to the arts in the last four years has hammered in the ill-conceived notion that the arts are not needed. Nothing...

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Staying Creative During COVID-19

December 22, 2020

Has staying creative during COVID-19 been a challenge? With nowhere to go and not a lot to do, it’s been all too easy to sink into a carbohydrate stupor and binge watch mindless fluff. And with winter fast approaching, you may be even less inclined toward activity. But staying creative is vital to your well-being....

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The European View of the Arts

December 7, 2020

Here in the United States, folks love to defend their right to freedom of speech. And it’s an essential right for any successful society. But without the means to exercise and express this free speech, how valuable is it? Societies suffer when they’re unable to fully express their national identity and make a place for...

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How Viewing Art Helps Your Brain

November 23, 2020

We aren’t going to sugar coat it. Things are rough out there. After nine months of navigating life in a pandemic, we’re now experiencing the worst wave yet. And everyone is looking for some sort of relief for our frazzled brains. Have you tried looking at a painting or sculpture? It might sound weird, but...

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