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: Marching band sets the right tempo for many special-needs kids

Exercise, dance, music, rigor — and healing

PRINCIPAL VOICE: Why I’ve taken a community-based approach to arts education

An innovative way to help students think critically and creatively

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


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

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