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4 years ago
I came across an interesting article which emphasized on a project and a app called the El Camino Project. This project seeks to boost pre college courses with culturally relevant musical content for Hispanics. Children with an education enriched in arts have to possibility to produce better academic results. The project was designed for Hispanics students for several reasons. Most attend poor schools, which has a tendency to cut art education. Hispanic students t...
4 years ago
An education through music is a program that believes children should learn music as part of the school curriculum. Many advantages music education offers as we know, music education is facing troubling times in our schools because of budget cuts and a growing emphasis on STEM education. Numerous cities are looking to bring back music education as part of the curriculum. Music education improves student perspectives and academic performance. Music is really a powerful tool that benefits stu...
4 years ago
The rate at which online learning platforms are growing is quite staggering. You can find a platform for practically every area of study. However, I have come across few for those in the arts. In steps Kadenze, a new online learning platform that was launched last month. Several college institutions took part in creating this online learning platform. Kadenze offers three learning possibilities: a free enrollment section that allows you to watch video lectures an...
4 years ago
In a few weeks, many students will be stepping foot on a college campus for the first time. This rite of passage comes after years of hard work and marks yet another stop on the educational journey. The need for individuals to matriculate in college is an all time high. Research shows individuals with college degrees earn higher salaries, live healthier lives, and engage in civil and democratic life, among others. These pressures often lead some students to break the rules when it comes to the college going process. SAT scandals are too commonplace (that’s the ones we know of). A 17-year-o...
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4 years ago
The lack of creative opportunities for students in our public schools due to testing and budget cuts is at an alarming rate. Music and arts are often the first face to the music when it comes to cuts. The New Haven Community schools didn’t know the advantages of music education on their students. They regularly cut their music program when they were facing budget pitfalls. After putting their budget problems behind them, and with support from the community, the schools have brought back their ...
Through my research and blog posts on the dismal state of the arts in our education system, it has become increasingly apparent we are benefit in some way from arts education. Most of today’s current consumer and tech driven economy is shaped in various ways by creative force of the arts. The arts help increase employment rates by raising high school graduation rates. Last year, high school graduates unemployment rate was 3.5 percent lower than those without diplomas. When introduced to arts educ...
The decline of arts programs in our nation’s schools is becoming something of a cliché. The increased interest in STEM has relegated arts and other creative subjects out of the school curriculum. Since experts agree that arts education plays a major role in one’s education journey, community groups and non-profits are picking up the slack to educate our nation’s students about the arts. One such organization is the Side Street Projects. The group has partnered with s...
4 years ago
One of the constant arguments made for the lack of current interest in the teaching profession is the salary and lack of recognition. This has been made even worse by more stringent teacher evaluation process where a teacher's job is linked to student performance on test scores. Billionaire Sunny Varkey is on a mission to change how teachers are viewed. Varkey recently awarded a million dollars to Nancie Atwell, a teacher from Maine. Keeping true to the spirit of teaching, Atwell donated her million-dollar prize to charit...
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4 years ago
The social and cultural impact of hip-hop has been evaluated and analyzed by researchers, social pundits, and even presidents, among others. But is hip-hop the most influential music genre since 1960? A team of researchers from London thinks it is. This is a summary of their research methods: To gather that evidence, they used music recognition technology -- similar to what's in the apps SoundHound and Shazam -- to analyze more than 17,000 songs that made up ...
5 years ago
Though the U.S. economy is showing signs of growth, it has been largely struggling to get back on their feet since the Great Recession. According to the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, the U.S. has acquired losses in economic freedom for the past seven years. There are many components that could be responsible for this such as the expansion of the government and the highly financed new principles in the health care sector. Additionally, the US's global stock has also taken a hit. It has slide down