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Sustainable Jersey: School nurses take on asthma in Trenton providing needed link between healthcare, school and home

Posted on by Renee Haider, Associate Director, Sustainable Jersey

With 13 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools, the nurses of the Trenton Public Schools have their hands full. Despite the daily challenges, Micah Freeman, the Supervisor of Nurses for the Trenton Public School District, decided to … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Lessons in Dance to Help Choreograph Your Future

Posted on by Claudine Ranieri, Paramus High School dance educator

As a dance educator and choreographer, my mission is to use the art of dance as a powerful tool that is beyond entertainment — conveying stories and meaningful messages about ourselves and the world around us. That mission was on full … Continue reading

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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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Sustainable Jersey: Helping NJ schools turn STEM to STEAM with art

Posted on by Heather McCall, Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program Director

I-STEAM Task Force hopes to spur next generation of innovators, educators, leaders and learners   While the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have been a focus of integrated learning systems in schools across New Jersey, there is … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: March is NJ Teen Arts Festival Time!

Posted on by Harrison H. Haney

This March begins the kickoff of the Teen Arts Festival circuit in New Jersey. Individual counties across New Jersey host local Teen Arts Festivals showcasing the literary, performing and visual talents of the resident teen artists. At these county festivals, … Continue reading

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History Matters

Posted on by Sara Cureton, New Jersey Historical Commission

You may not have noticed, but history is having a moment. Often overlooked as a bit of a wallflower next to its showier sisters—arts, literature, and science — history does periodically take center stage and remind us of its inevitable, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Never underestimate the power of a small grant

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

C.J. Davenport and West Cape May elementary schools inspire us  Through Sustainable Jersey for Schools, we’ve gotten to know some amazing changemakers, ranging from teachers and principals to parents and students to district administrators – all with a true passion for … Continue reading

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Why We Unveiled New Assessment Tools for Our Grantees

Posted on by Dodge

Whether your organization enriches people’s lives through theater that bridges cultural divides or music instruction that sharpens children’s minds and boosts their confidence, you can probably think of ways you wish you did your work better. At Dodge, we believe … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Preparing the Next Generation of Sustainability Heroes

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Three New Jersey schools receive Sustainability Champion awards This week, Sustainable Jersey for Schools celebrated the 83 schools that achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016 at an awards event attended by over 250 teachers, principals, green team volunteers, … Continue reading

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Field Trip New Jersey: $1 Million for Newark Field Trips

Posted on by Dodge

  Newark, NJ — The Community Foundation of New Jersey, the Victoria Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Newark Public Schools today announced the creation of the Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund, a $1 million dollar endowment ensuring … Continue reading

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Discovery Orchestra: How Shall We Study Music?

Posted on by George Marriner Maull, The Discovery Orchestra

I live and breathe classical music. This came very naturally to me from my mother, Helen, who was a highly accomplished classical pianist. Before entering kindergarten, I had already learned that listening to classical music has the power to take … 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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Sustainable Jersey: In a zombie apocalypse, it’s good to know where your food comes from

Posted on by Sustainable Jersey

The John P. Stevens High School Greenhouse opens a world of opportunities in Edison.   Laura Holborow begins the food science unit in the biology class she teaches at John P. Stevens High School the same way, by asking, “Where … 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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