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Mona Lisa

When I look at the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo DaVinci, I see a slight smile. Not much. And if I look away and then

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New Schools, New Designs

There are always people looking for new designs for schools. The charter school movement has taken new designs and funded them through new funding structures

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Maryland’s Innovation

Today’s blog is very important for arts in education people. If the arts are to be taken seriously, we must join the mainstream reform efforts

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Dear America

Dear America, I want to invite you into my home to play some games. Let’s start with Scrabble! Let’s place all the names of our

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Creativity and Rigor

Defining creativity is like describing clouds….easier to talk about in general terms, impossible to nail down the specifics. I can always choose the scientific approach,

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Arts Integration

Arts learning occurs throughout the K-12 school curriculum. Students experience multiple art forms when they take a music class, paint flowers, act in a play

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Solving Problems

Solving problems drives good teaching and learning. Teachers use problem-solving to help students apply new knowledge. If the curriculum goal calls for learning the formula

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