Category Archives: Arts Ed Now

Arts Ed Now: From Armenia With Love

Posted on by Argine Safari, NJ Teacher of the Year

The most important life lessons I have ever learned came from my music teacher in Yerevan, Armenia. When I was 15, Rita Israelovna Petrosian was my music theory and solfege — the study of singing and musicianship using solmization syllables … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Local Heroes Spotlight

Posted on by Kira Campo, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

This September, in schools throughout New Jersey there was added cause for excitement amid the usual flurry of activity that marks the start of the school year. During National Arts in Education Week, September 12-17, students, parents, teachers, arts administrators, … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: New Poll Shows NJ Residents Overwhelmingly Value Arts Education

Posted on by New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

Residents’ views on student access to local arts programs and events divided by key social and economic factors Poll questions and tables are available at: Rutgers Eagleton Poll Released September 13, 2016 As the school year gets underway, New Jersey residents deem more … Continue reading

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#ArtsEdNow: Creating a Campaign… Together

Posted on by Ennis Carter, Director, Social Impact Studios

  It’s always exciting to work on a new campaign. The energy of a powerful idea mixed with the spirit of dedicated advocates can spark creativity that makes promoting important social issues thrilling. At Social Impact Studios, we’ve helped craft … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: I Support the Arts and I Vote!

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

What’s your issue in the upcoming election? From gun control to immigration, there are a host of public policy issues that provoke emotional and sometimes heated debate. Government support for the arts has taken a back seat since the culture … Continue reading

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#BetterNJ Twitter Chat: Show Your Support for #ArtsEdNow

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

It’s almost time to head back to school again — and this year there are two extra reasons to revel. Mark your calendar for the week of September 11 – 17 — National Arts Education Week, a time to celebrate … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Ambassadors and Trailblazers, Let Us Hear Your Voice!

Posted on by Dodge

  Since last September, when many of New Jersey’s devoted arts education leaders were introduced to the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts advocates have been abuzz. When the Arts Ed Now campaign launches next month, it will mark the official … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Seasons of Love — An Art and Music Mural Project

Posted on by Alison Wallace, Arts Ed Now

A few years ago, I found myself in a new situation as an art educator. After seven years of teaching high school art, I was embarking upon a new adventure: middle school. Here I was, several years into my career, … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Art & Community: Join us Thursday for our next #BetterNJ Twitter chat

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Communications Manager

  Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a LIVE #BetterNJ discussion on Twitter about Random Acts of Art & Community happening right here in New Jersey. Think flash mobs, participatory art projects, or impromptu music performances on the street. … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: A Look Back at Teen Arts Festivals

Posted on by Kira Campo, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

After numerous county festivals in March, April and May, the final New Jersey Teen Arts Festival of 2016 was held at Ocean County College on June 1-3. The three-day, statewide festival brought students to campus from throughout the Garden State. … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: It’s Time for New Jersey Governor’s Awardees to be Proud and Loud

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Dodge Education Program Director

The 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education are just around the corner.  You can join the celebration of talent, creativity and leadership on May 26 at the War Memorial’s Patriots Theatre in Trenton. Approximately 80 students will be … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: STEAM Stories from the Garden State

Posted on by Kira Campo, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

Conversations about STEAM, both in New Jersey and throughout the United States, are frequently taking place in educational circles. STEAM — an acronym that has become synonymous with learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math — is regarded by … Continue reading

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