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'The Smartest Kids in the World'

'The Smartest Kids in the World'- Amanda Ripley, author of the best-seller The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, says education in Finland was the best in the world. If you want your kid to be smart, she has said, send them to Finland.  www.huffingtonpost.com

 

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? -  A tug of war is currently looming between proponents of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and advocates for STEAM lessons, which add art to the mix. Whichever side you come down on, here are some ideas for you to mull over. www.edweek.org

Arts attract people, bring money to Lima

Arts attract people, bring money to Lima - It may be fun to go to the symphony or see Alice Cooper at the Civic Center. Many Lima residents don't realize how much their night out can affect the community. www.limaohio.com

Are State Arts Education Policies Working?

Are State Arts Education Policies Working? - Just because a state has a law requiring arts instruction doesn't mean students are actually getting it, according to education experts at Education Writers Associaiton webinar today. www.blogs.edweek.org

After Draconian Cuts to Arts Education, Is a Creativity Renaissance Coming to America's Classrooms?

After Draconian Cuts to Arts Education, Is a Creativity Renaissance Coming to America's Classrooms? - No Child Left Behind caused budgets to be slashed, but now that the legislation's on the way out, will the Common Core bring art back? www.takepart.com

After-School Arts 'Light a Fire' in Students, Says First Lady

After-School Arts 'Light a Fire' in Students, Says First Lady - A Shakespeare company for Chicago high school students, a professional level ballet school for children and teenagers in Memphis and a job-skills-training center focused on creative arts for 'tweens in a low-income, high-crime suburb of Denver, were among the12 out-of-school art programs honored at the White House Monday, by  first lady Michelle Obama.  www.edweek.org

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'Direct and significant' impact of visual arts provides advantages for regional economy, study shows

'Direct and significant' impact of visual arts provides advantages for regional economy, study shows - A new report finds that the visual arts - including artists, photographers, graphic designers and jewelry makers and the people who hire them - has a direct and significant economic impact on the regional economy.  www.crainscleveland.com

Arts Education Transforms Society

Arts Education Transforms Society - Do you enjoy the sleek look of your new iPhone? You can thank Steve Jobs for taking a calligraphy class at Reed College. Have you or your kids scribbled on a pair of Vans sneakers? Vans' President Kevin Bailey credits the brand's creativity with the arts education many of his employees have taken. At her promotion and swearing-in ceremony a few weeks ago, Capt. Moira McGuire, assistant chief of Integrated Health and Wellness at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, credited the arts as central to her practice as a caregiver for our wounded, returning military veterans. These are just a few of today's leaders crediting their success to arts education. www.huffingtonpost.com

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