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Saturday, June 07, 2014
By Gwynne Hogan
Seven finalists in a poetry slam for middle schoolers read their work to an audience. “The cloth I wear on my head does not define me,” said one student. “Don’t be scared by my scarf. It covers my hair not my heart.”
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By Darlene Superville : Associated Press
Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn't something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
According to an audit by the New York State Comptroller, many city schoolkids do not receive the required amount of hours of instruction or are taught by non-certified teachers.
Friday, October 04, 2013
At the Collegiate Institute For Math and Science, we have an oasis for our students: the art room. With colorful art literally hanging from the ceiling and sunlight flooding the space, many students do not want to leave, and ask if they can stay an extra period or after school.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Heather Woodfield, Executive Director of One Percent for Culture, Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College, Columbia University, and Nancy Kleaver, Executive Director of Young Audiences, discuss the state of arts education in New York City schools and funding of New York’s cultural institutions. Last week Leonard Lopate and Studio 360 host Kurt Anderson moderated a conversation with mayoral candidates about arts education and funding, and we’ll find out where the candidates stand on those issues.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
By Kyle Spencer
There is no centralized accounting of how many New Yorkers owe their livelihood to public school PTAs. But parent association Web sites -- which often include lists of the activities parent dollars are now responsible for -- suggest that if you are an actress with an appetite for history, an entrepreneurial bongo drummer, a yoga instructor O.K. with teaching downward dog to 6-year-olds, even a skateboard champion looking to earn some extra cash, currying favor with the city’s better-off PTAs is just good business.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
It's Visual Arts Appreciation Week in city schools. The artist Jeff Koons stopped by a classroom to talk animal sculptures with second graders.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
With help from a federal grant, special education teachers in New York City are learning how to better incorporate the arts into academics. They're getting new strategies through a program called Everyday Arts for Special Education, which runs on the basic principal that students need to have fun in order to be fully engaged with learning.
Friday, May 04, 2012
By Beth Fertig
Students in the chorus and orchestra at P.S. 176 in Brooklyn included an antibullying song in their spring repertoire: "Mean" by Taylor Swift. In an interview with WNYC's Beth Fertig, the students say the song resonated.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
A student art show of over 100 pieces is lining the walls of an investment banking firm. The artists are from 40 middle schools and high schools throughout the city. One student said after seeing his photo framed and on display, "I didn't think this would go so far."
Monday, April 30, 2012
Agnes Gund, one of New York City’s most prominent art collectors, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, discusses Studio in a School, a non-profit organization she founded that has worked with the Department of Education to enhance art education in New York City’s public schools for 35 years.
Monday, April 02, 2012
What is it like for a young girl to be uprooted from her home and sent to a new country? A poem by a Bronx high school student evokes sadness, loss and yearning. We publish it here because of its powerful reflection on an experience shared by so many students in New York City.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A new exhibition displaying art by New York City public school students opened Tuesday at Studio Gallery in Midtown Manhattan. The show, called "Littlest Learners," features the work of prekindergarten through second-grade students from 25 schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.