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Arts Education Practices

 

Selected excerpts from National Blue Ribbon School applications

Lusher Charter School In New Orleans, Louisiana, Lusher Charter School serves students in grades K-12 by integrating the arts across all grade levels and disciplines. As the school’s CEO puts it, “Lusher is a school where a student can come and thrive regardless of the level of their talents. We’ll use the arts when we’re happy, when we’re Read More

Mast Way ES Mast Way Elementary School (Lee, NH). Mast Way’s exterior building has colorful mosaics created by students over the years. The mosaics include every color of the rainbow showcasing natural elements (e.g., butterflies, birds, trees, and flowers). Upon entering the building, the same whimsical student artistic expressions continue. Quickly, visitors will see crafted pieces of children’s Read More

Photo of Skyland Elementary School – Greer, SC  Teaching with Art and Heart highlights the resources a dedicated principal has secured for the 700-plus students in her rural South Carolina school, Skyland Elementary. For more than two decades, Dr. Carolyn Styles has created a thriving community of passionate educators and young scholars. In addition to identifying and remediating students’ educational gaps and Read More

Students at blackshear elementary Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy Austin Independent School District Austin, TX In 2011, Blackshear Elementary School (Austin, TX) was labeled in need of improvement. Today, under the inspired leadership of Principal Betty Jenkins, who arrived in 2012, Blackshear is a jewel of the Austin Independent School District, the state’s first elementary level fine arts academy Read More

exterior of ps 244 queens ny P.S. 244 The Active Learning Elementary School Flushing, NY Grades PreK – 3 We partner with Studio in a School to bring a 14-session targeted art residency to our K – 2 students. Teachers work with the resident artist to create a unit of study that complements and extends classroom work. This year, the Kindergarten Read More

students at scott altman primary Scott Altman Primary School (Pekin, IL). Through our partnership, the Pekin Civic Chorus has donated funds to help us purchase instruments. Musicians from the community have also spoken to classes about their career paths, the instruments they play, and their passion for music. A performing arts group from Western Illinois University produced a musical for our Read More

hahaione elem honolulu hi Hahaione Elementary School Honolulu, HI Grades K – 5 For the past three years, through the generosity of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Haha‘ione students in at least four grade levels per school year have participated in art programs. The Art Bento Program is a museum education program that emphasizes the Read More

garrison school of arts, savannah, ga Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts (Savannah, GA). Garrison’s arts program has forged successful partnerships with local businesses and agencies, supporting students through authentic experiences, mentoring opportunities, and resources. Garrison’s choir is a prime example. This year Garrison hosted four Arts Alive choral workshops for students in the local district as well Read More

students in front of wasatch elem Wasatch Elementary School (Provo, UT). Wasatch students receive core-integrated creative dance training through the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP). K students attend dance for 30 minutes a week; students in grades 1 – 6 attend for 45 minutes. Our dance specialist is a full-time teacher shared with another school through the state grant. The Read More

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