Arts education

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

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

A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap

In Baltimore, public schools hide math and literacy instruction in a summer arts academy

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Instructors Kyle Garvin and Hannah Balagot, both professional theater performers, teach choreography to students at Yung Wing School.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

A program founded by a former Broadway star is part of a growing movement to introduce students to theater at younger ages

Using a stuffed animal to assist with breathing techniques, fifth-grader Vermetrice relaxes during a yoga class.

How one school is using yoga to improve outcomes for kids

Educators say unique programs are having an impact on students with disabilities

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