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
The Instrument Sterilization bill has resurfaced in the Massachusetts Legislature. Although it has been modified, it still has the potential to devastate school music programs.
Why Is This Bill A Bad Idea for MA Music Students?
Existing practices ...
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 ...
The BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department invites all schools to participate in the district's annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to be held January 15-16, 2015. Full details can be found in the Superintendent'...
On Friday, June 6th on the Boston Common, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the Boston Public Schools and EdVestors at the BPS City-Wide Arts Festival to announce that leaders of the Barr Foundation, the Boston Foundation, the Klarman Family Foundation, and ...
This year's district-wide professional development workshop is one big common planning event, full of tools to try out and tools we create together in...
Why Art Matters!
There are dozens of schools and arts partners across the city that will benefit from the continued expansion of arts education. In the end, it is Boston’s students that will benefit the most.
Laura Perille, EdVestors
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
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
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
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 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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