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Why the Arts Need Attention

A recent publication by the non-profit organization Americans for the Arts entitled “Arts Education Navigator” documents two truths about arts in education.

The first truth detailed in the publication is about the great benefits that students receive if they have a high level of involvement in the Arts as part of their education.

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Dare to be Creative
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Teachers Provide Gateway to Student Creativity

When asked the question “who was your favorite teacher and why?”, chances are you have someone special in mind who impacted your life beyond the classroom. This person could have challenged you, nurtured you and gave you an outlet for creative expression. Creativity has become an important factor in how a student learns and a teacher communicates to reach their collective goals.

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Walking for Water
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A Note From Dee McDonald, VP of Curriculum

My morning rituals are simple but important to get me and my family ready for the day. I get up, brew a pot of coffee, take a shower, brush my teeth, make oatmeal for the family, feed the dog and leave the house. I perform these feats without ever thinking how different my morning would be if I did not have clean water. I even take it for granted that my pets have clean water.

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Children’s Digital World
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Extending Natural Play Through Technology

PBS recently published an article for parents that encourages the use computers and states some of the benefits that they can bring to young learners. The site encourages children to use technology as a learning tool, especially when it becomes an extension of their creativity and play time.

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