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.

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

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

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

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Marching in Mardi Gras, a New Orleans school that once struggled shows off

The alumni of a school demolished after Hurricane Katrina rallied to keep it alive after it was taken over by charter operators. A decade later, the school’s marching band is one sign of how far it’s come

New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy talks on the phone in his office in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, May 11, 2000. Levy, head of the country's largest school system, is pushing music and poetry in a system plagued with rats, guns and crumbling school buildings.

Remembering former NYC Schools Chancellor Harold Levy: A champion for children and a real mensch

Levy did many things in life, but most loved being chancellor

OPINION: Trading textbooks for dance?

When emotions can’t be taught on paper

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