Published Online: December 2, 2014

Inspired Learning: Commentaries on Arts Education

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In this special Commentary package, educators and advocates discuss the role of the arts in K-12 learning. Artists who regularly contribute to Education Week illustrate the package, which includes a video that explores how an artists-in-residence program is building school community.

Understanding the Mind of a Young Artist

Illustrator Jeff Dekal shares his perspective on being a young artist in the K-12 classroom.

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STEM + Art: A Brilliant Combination

Read Commentary Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum builds student strengths across subject areas, John Ceschini argues.

The Power of Poetry in the Classroom

Read Commentary In poetry, students reveal gaps between who they are and who they might become, says Kip Zegers.

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Video: An artist-in-residence program at Four Seasons A+ Elementary School in St. Paul, Minn., is improving classroom engagement with a student population that includes deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Arts Education Matters: We Know, We Measured It

Read Commentary Jay P. Greene and a team of researchers studied and measured how arts experiences boost critical thinking for students.

Art, for Children's Sake

Read Commentary Arts represent a vital piece of the K-12 education experience, Jean Hendrickson writes.

This special section is supported by a grant from The Wallace Foundation. Education Week retained sole editorial control over the content of this package; the opinions expressed are the authors' own, however.

Vol. 34, Issue 13