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Poetry brings happiness to troubled teens

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A unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

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Vast inequality in arts education exists across N.C. elementary schools

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As the debate over the Common Core State Standards in math and language arts continues to rage in the states, some educators are more worried about the lack of requirement for arts education in schools. Continue reading

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Writing program helps young Detroiters build community through poetry

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Professional writers are visiting Detroit public schools in an effort to turn students into authors. “I want to build confidence with a pencil in the…read more

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Chicago Youth Tackle Difficult Issues Through Theatre

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In a diverse immigrant neighborhood in Chicago, young people are using theatre as a way to deal with tough issues in their lives and humanize…read more

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Political Cartoons Make an Art out of Controversy

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While the adage goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” a good political cartoon is often worth many more. When a skilled cartoonist puts…read more

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