The following article was published on the Education Week website on November 11, 2014, and speaks to how educators can both foster creativity and meet standards benchmarks.
Combining Creativity and Standards-Driven Instruction
By Anthony Colucci
On June 4th, EdVestors and BPS released a new report summarizing the findings of the city's first ever student survey on arts education. The report, Students Speak: The Arts Advantage from the Youth Perspective found nearly half of middle schoolers and ...
Join us for the BPS annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 33rd annual event takes place on Thursday, January 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at The Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125), and features music...
Principals and teachers tell us that there is no better way to bring families into schools than the opportunity to watch their children perform.
Laura Perille, EdVestors
Expanding the arts in schools brings new energy to classrooms, increases engagement by students, and improves school choices for families. The arts enrich our young people, our schools, and our neighborhoods.
Thomas Menino, Former Mayor of Boston
The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively. These qualities can be especially important in improving learning among students from economically disadvantaged circumstances.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Arts are crucial to a rigorous and high-quality education – and access to the arts in schools is an issue of equity for all of Boston’s children.
Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Former Superintendent
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
The BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department aims to provide excellence, access, and equity in arts education for all Boston Public Schools students. Learn more
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