The Role of Money in Charter Schools

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Money can not be divorced from human activity. So it is with schools and the frustration many years ago about the cost of bloated school administrations. The flattened management structure, often referred to as lean, came to influence school financing … Continued

Early Arts Research

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One of the first research reports on the arts in education was called, “Basic Abilities Required for Understanding and Creation in the Arts,” by Nelson Goodman, David Perkins and Howard Gardner. In their Final Report (1972) they talk about why … Continued

Learning and the Brain

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I went to this three-day conference over the weekend along with about a 1,000 teachers and 50 researchers. We were treated to a most informative set of ideas with Keynote speakers like Sir Ken Robinson, Bob Sternberg, Jerome Kagen, Mariale … Continued

Professional Practice in the Arts

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In this era of multiple proposals for improving schools, the arts provide an interesting strategy that combines natural engagement with increased learning. The arts are always perceived as fun and interesting to students. They expect to have choices in the … Continued

Changing Testing Accountability

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Texas Miracle After the 1983 landmark study called, “A Nation at Risk,” some of the locusts of accountability shifted away from teachers, the principal and schools and towards testing scores. The idea of using test scores to hold schools accountable … Continued

National Arts in Education Week

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This past week was the National Arts in Education Week all across our country. I was in Indianapolis for the Arts Education Partnership annual convening where local and national arts organizations presented evidence of their work in schools as teaching … Continued

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