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Banned student play will go on!

A student-written play about school reform in New York that was banned by two school principals because it was critical of former chancellor Joel Klein will now be allowed to be performed.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 9, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Arts Education, Student Life  | Tags:  antigone, banned play, jamaica high school, principals reverse decision, student play  
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Learning the French Revolution with Lady Gaga: Teachers sing history lessons

Imagine learning about the French Revolution through a rewritten version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

By Valerie Strauss  | December 30, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Arts Education, History  | Tags:  bad romance, dear prudence, french revolution, history and the arts, history class, history lessons, history songs, jennie from the block, jennifer lopez, lady gaga, music and history, teaching history, the beatles  
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How the banned student play was created

Here's an account of how a student play about school reform that was banned was created and how the students reacted when they learned they could not perform it at their school.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 26, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Arts Education, Guest Bloggers, High School, School turnarounds/reform  | Tags:  antigone, censored play, joel klein, play banned, school reform, student play  
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Shakespeare unseated as king of high school theater

William Shakespeare has been knocked off his throne as king of dramatic high school theater productions for the first time since an annual survey began in 1937 -- and you may be surprised by who overtook him. Dramatics magazine has...

By Valerie Strauss  | October 9, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Arts Education  | Tags:  almost maine, beauty and the beast, dramatics, footloose, high school theater, high school theater productions, john cariani, midsummer night's dream, shakespeare, shakespeare plays, theater, theater productions, theater survey, top 10 musicals, top 10 plays  
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The value of arts education: A video

Here is a 14-minute film that does a great job detailing the impact of arts education on the development of children’s cognitive, artistic, social and psychological development.

By Valerie Strauss  | July 7, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Arts Education  | Tags:  andrew swaine, arts education, arts/learning, derek ledoux, effects of arts education, importance of arts education, kennedy center and arts video, value of arts education  
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Willingham: Six practical reasons arts education is more than a luxury

By Daniel William. Researchers gathering to discuss the effect that arts education has on the brain reveal why Americans should stop viewing it as a luxury.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 23, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Arts Education, Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  Daniel Willingham, arts education  
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