The Answer Sheet: The Arts


Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/09/2014

How to get kids from low-income families into the arts

A new study reveals the key factors.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arts Education

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Tolstoy endures -- but here’s why the liberal arts might not

The trend is for fewer students to study them.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liberal Arts

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Six ways the arts help prepare kids to succeed in life

They are basic skills, like effective communication, finding solutions to challenges, and more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Arts, Why Arts Education Matters

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/30/2010

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  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Education, Arts Education | 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

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010

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  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/11/2010

John Lennon and Arne Duncan

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is visiting the Department of Education today, and we imagine what it would be like if Education Secretary Arne Duncan fully supported arts education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan | Tags:  Arne Duncan, John Lennon and music, John Lennon bus, John Lennon bus and Education Department, an, arts education, arts education and Arne Duncan

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/23/2009

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  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Education, Arts Education, Arts Education | Tags:  Daniel Willingham, arts education

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/11/2009

Zac Efron talks about education, cheating in school

Here is another in an occasional series of conversations about education I am having with people from different walks of life.... Zac Efron: "The conscious decision not to go to college was the toughest decision I have ever had to make.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Education, Arts Education | Tags:  Talking Out of School, Zac Efron, arts education