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Technology in Arts Education Environments

June 8, 2021

At one time, the notion of art school was an education afforded only to the wealthy. After all, art supplies were expensive and out of reach for most. Technology in arts education environments has changed that. These days, attending an arts-integrated middle school and high school is completely within reach for an expansive array of...

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The Importance of Arts Education in Middle School

May 18, 2021

Given all the talk on the importance of STEM subjects, are you wondering if arts education in middle school is even relevant? Well, think back, if you can, to a time in your early life when you went forth into every venture with reckless abandon. Whether it was painting and drawing, building sandcastles, singing at...

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The Impact of Social Media on the Arts

May 4, 2021

If you view art exclusively in museums, galleries, or books, you may not be aware of the impact of social media on the arts. And you probably live under a rock. Because even if you despise social media, it’s difficult to escape it completely. And just like everyone else, you’ve likely found it does have...

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When Science Influences Art

April 20, 2021

Science influences art? How could this be? Conventional thinking dictates that science and art are two very separate entities. But conventional thinking rarely contributes much to progress. The reality, known for centuries by those who advocate arts integration education, is that science very much influences art. Think, for a moment, of the quintessential artist-scientist, Leonardo...

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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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