Curriculum Opinion

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Commentaries on Arts Education

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.

Jori Bolton for Education Week
Curriculum Opinion Art, for Children's Sake
Arts represent a vital piece of the K-12 education experience, Jean Hendrickson writes.
Jean Hendrickson, December 2, 2014
6 min read
Cari Vander Yacht for Education Week
Curriculum Opinion Arts Education Matters: We Know, We Measured It
Jay P. Greene and a team of researchers studied and measured how arts experiences boost critical thinking for students.
Jay P. Greene, Brian Kisida, Cari A. Bogulski, Anne Kraybill, Collin Hitt & Daniel H. Bowen, December 2, 2014
5 min read
Darius Frank for Education Week
Reading & Literacy Opinion The Power of Poetry in the Classroom
When his students write poems, they reveal the gap between who they are and who they might become, teacher Kip Zegers says.
Kip Zegers, December 2, 2014
5 min read
Bob Dahm for Education Week
Science Opinion STEM + Art: A Brilliant Combination
Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
John Ceschini, December 2, 2014
5 min read
Jeff Dekal for Education Week
Curriculum Opinion Understanding the Mind of a Young Artist
Illustrator Jeff Dekal shares his perspective on being a young artist in the K-12 classroom.
Jeff Dekal, December 2, 2014
1 min read