Category Archives: Education

New Jersey Shines a Light on Arts Education

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, Art Pride NJ Foundation

A New Jersey state government agency offered some outstanding news last week. Surprised? Don’t be.  The New Jersey Department of Education released the 2013 School Performance Reports and for the very first time in the nation arts measures were included.  … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies in a Tailspin

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University of Kansas insect ecologist, Dr. Chip Taylor, who is the founder and director of Monarch Watch, explains in this interview for Yale Environment 360 the variety of factors that are leading to a precipitous decline in the monarch butterfly population. … Continue reading

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The Best Thing You Will See Today

Posted on by Dodge

…is author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman‘s commencement speech to The University of the Arts (Philadelphia) graduates. Watch the video here, or here with subtitles. “Remember: whatever discipline you are in, whether you are a musician or a photographer, a … Continue reading

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Educating for Genius

Posted on by Ross Danis, Chief Executive Officer, Newark Trust for Education

There have been a handful of thought leaders that have written important books and articles sounding the alarm that the current U.S. education system is killing creativity in our children and not adequately preparing students to compete in the 21st … Continue reading

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Where Students Are More Than Just Students

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Today is the final entry in our guest series from Unity Charter School, and it seems only fitting that we end it with thoughts from a student – Morgan Goldberg (pictured below in the middle of the photo) who is … Continue reading

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