Arts Education

The arts challenge, inspire and enlighten us, yet access to high-quality arts education is uneven and often elusive. We look at the state of arts education around the country and ask what can — and is — being done to improve the caliber and availability of arts programs in our schools.

Let’s invest in black kids who pursue STEM the way we do black kids on the football field

Our students must develop tech skills or risk unemployment at the hands of AI

TEACHER VOICE: The problem with my urban music classes? It wasn’t the students, it was me

Four foundations of a music program that serves black and Latino middle-schoolers

OPINION: In hip-hop, educators find a bridge to Shakespeare

Rap meets the Renaissance, and what Tupac had to say about the Bard


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OPINION: Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and the magic that happens when students guide their own learning

A British program where youth find that making the music they enjoy can improve math, attendance and inclusion

OPINION: What’s missing in music education? Cultural and social relevance

Teaching 'music where kids are, and with what interests them'

Departure of ‘Fame’ high school principal is victory for arts education and student power

Fight underscores how principals can make or break school culture and why they can be difficult to remove