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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
8 June 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Virtual classes have become an unexpected advantage for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders. In-person acting classes can make some children with these disabilities uncomfortable and unable to ...
31 May 2020
California, United States
As teachers have shifted their classrooms to remote learning during the pandemic, the challenge of keeping students actively engaged and interested remains. For some teachers in California this included enhancing less...
18 November 2019
New York, United States
New York-based nonprofit, Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), runs theater programs for individuals experiencing incarceration as a way of improving mental health and reducing recidivism. While the United States’ c...
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
31 August 2019
Minneapolis, Missouri, United States
Hoop dancing, an activity with origins in indigenous dance traditions, can provide a means to physical fitness and child development. In Minneapolis, a professional hoop dancer is using this knowledge and his skill to...
5 July 2019
Learning the art of hip-hop provides youth with an alternative to the violence and despair that characterize disadvantaged neighborhoods. In Medellin, Colombia, a program called 4 Elementos teaches kids dance, Dj’ing,...
12 February 2019
Houston, Texas, United States
An initiative in House schools that gives students access to the arts in the classroom has positively affected students' ability to concentrate, write, and even show compassion to one another. The initiative, known as...
5 October 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
Founded in the Bronx in 2000, the Ghetto Film School’s mission is to train a diverse student body in the skills of making narrative film. Eighteen years later, the school teaches classes in New York, Los Angeles, and ...
29 September 2018
Teaching folk arts and music helps to keep cultures alive. On the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, the Dhow Countries Music Academy teaches students “taarab,” a form of 19th century music that reflects t...
18 September 2018
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Two innovative solutions in Great Britain in education are proving to be highly successful in improving students' performances in math and reading. A school in Edinburgh uses the Daily Mile (spending 15 minutes a day ...
22 August 2018
Over 15 Minutes
Mike Wamaya opened a ballet studio for underprivileged children in Nairobi. Through dance, the children learn a skill, have a means to express often difficult things about their lives, and learn solildarity across tri...
26 July 2018
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
A D.C. non-profit is using storytelling, improv, and comedy to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians. A study by doctors at Western Carolina University found that the program resulted in "a significant increas...
13 February 2018
Over 15 Minutes
Improvisational comedy teaches people to listen, act quickly on their feet, and be unafraid to make mistakes. An improv class in Toronto geared towards people who struggle to manage anxiety has found that these skills...
27 April 2015
New York, New York, United States
With arts funding on the cutting board across the country, students can lack motivation to go to school and the creative resources for critical thinking skills. In Brooklyn, Ascend Learning is an inner-city network of...
15 August 2012
Burbank, California, United States
Through the Burbank Senior Artists Colony - a community created by EngAGE - low-income seniors learn how to become artists. The recreational classes hosted by the community keep people feeling phsyically and mentally ...
13 September 2011
New York, New York, United States
Little Kids Rock has helped to revitalize and broaden music education in more than a thousand schools by encouraging children to learn to play popular music, form bands and compose their own songs. Despite a backlash...
8 September 2011
Tampa, Florida, United States
Why do schools teach music in a way that turns off so many young people rather than igniting their imagination? A program that taps into students’ passion for pop and rock is revitalizing music education in many schools.
3 April 2001
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Funded by a combination of state grants and private donations, the nonprofit organization, Community MusicWorks, extends the reach and influence of classical music and music education. The nonprofit hosts workshops, l...
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