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Testimonial #6: Irene Sole

How has your life been indelibly touched by a teacher who utilized the arts for whatever reason and acknowledge how they were instrumental in breaking the mold to allow you…

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Testimonial #5: Rachelle Bradt, RB Learning Environments

How has your life been indelibly touched by a teacher who utilized the arts for whatever reason and acknowledge how they were instrumental in breaking the mold to allow you…

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The 9-11 Memorial Site

On September 13th I visited the

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Testimonial #4: Justine Beirne, MA Philosophy Columbia University

A teacher that touched my life.....I have to say, that to choose one is an injustice as the English department of

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Testimonial #3: Donald P. McGarry, Lead Software Systems Engineer for the MITRE Corporation

A teacher that touched my life.....Arts education provides the opportunity for all walks of students to be able to explore their own strengths and weaknesses in an open and free…

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The First 100 Stories Campaign: National Arts in Education Week September 11-17

In July 2010, Congress designated the second week of September as National Arts In Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful,…

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The First 100 Stories Campaign: Testimonial #2

Testimonial #2: Keith Johnston, co-founded the Creative Arts Team’s College/Adult Program  My Uncle Calvin from Jamaica taught me how to play guitar and draw. He admonished me for my fear…

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“The Arts Saved My Life” An Interview with Keith Johnston

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The First 100 Stories Campaign: A Testimonial from Edie Falco!

Frances McGarry, Edie Falco and Eve Terry"Fran McGarry and Eve Terry, perhaps unbeknownst to them, played a huge part in my path to my present career. Though I was just…

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First Online With Fran

The Arts continue to be cut from school curriculums across the nation. Despite arts advocacy groups’ efforts to prevent the decline of arts inclusion, the budgetary solution remains to be…

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Literacy Builders 2011 Summer Workshop

August 11, 2011Literacy Builders Start September Strong Summer Workshop SeriesAugust 1 – 4, 2011Hampton InnCommack, New YorkThe professional development summer institute explored approaches, teaching structures, and provided field tested mini…

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Dr. Nancy Swortzell

It is with great sadness to learn that Dr. Nancy Swortzell, mentor and co-founder of the NYU Program in Educational Theatre passed away July 31, 2011. She had a tremendous…

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