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Two Students Hope Their Investment In Arts Education Will Pay Off


February 9, 2017

Two young men who took very different paths and who both find themselves chasing ambitions and dreams in the arts, in New York City. 
Both are banking on their talent. But they’re also pursuing high-priced educational programs to refine that talent.

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The New Yorker - Bronx Dreams

Bronx Dreams: A community project to change the world with art

The New Yorker

January 9, 2017

The DreamYard Project has a patriotic attachment to the Bronx. Two young actors, Jason Duchin and Tim Lord, founded it, twenty-one years ago, to teach public-school kids in grades K through twelve by using the arts. The idea was to recruit teachers from among working artists of Duchin’s and Lord’s acquaintance in New York and match them with schools whose funding for arts education had been cut. Through a few changes, that has been DreamYard’s basic mission from the start. For some years, the teaching program was in several boroughs, but today it’s only in the Bronx, where DreamYard-sponsored artists in forty-five schools teach about ten thousand students.

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The High School Of The Future – Right Here In Boston

WBUR - Edify

December 16, 2016

Many education leaders lament the current state of American high schools and say we need to redesign them to do better at teaching creativity, design thinking, forming and defending ideas, collaboration and effective communication, and STEM skills. But there’s a school in Boston that’s already doing all that right now: Boston Arts Academy. Read more »

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VANS Custom Culture Grants Deadline Extended

Americans for the Arts

December 14, 2016

VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality music and/or visual arts instruction for students. Deadline extended to December 16, 2016.

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Catching STEAM

Catching STEAM

Margaret Weisbrod Morris - Americans for the Arts ARTSBLOG

December 7, 2016

Essentially a catchy acronym for arts integration targeted at math and science, STEAM has ignited the imaginations of scientists, artists, and educators nationwide. Those on the outside of art and education may wonder: what does a STEAM program look like? Why do it? This blog offers a quick look into one such program steaming forward in the center of the Midwest.

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CEdC Meeting Schedule

Monthly CEdC meetings are open to all educators, education advocates and professionals regardless of Cultural Council membership.

We meet on a monthly basis between October and May. Calendar and schedule are subject to change.

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Connecting the Dots: Creative Partnerships with Early Learners

February 23

1:30 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Presenter: Nancy Brown
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, College of Education; Peter and Nona Gordon Professor, Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University


The Arts within K-12: Innovative Methods and Brainstorming Session

March 14

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Presenter: Tiffany Williams
Principal, SAIL High School, Leon County School Board


Making Connections: Saving the World Through Cultural Programming

April 20

1:30 p.m.
Location: FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Presenter: Anne Henderson
Director of Education, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center


The Arts and Technology

May 18

1:30 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council

Presenter: Dr. Luke Kahlich
Retired Professor and Chair Emeritus, Temple University-Boyer College of Music and Dance; Former Director – NDEO/Temple Center for Research in Dance Education; Co-Editor Dance Series, Cambria Press and Fulbright Specialist Roster



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