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7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

In my art classes, I have the privilege of working with students who have become fired up and eager to take on…

4th Feb 2015

Nicky Morgan Speech: Why Knowledge Matters

The Secretary of State for Education speaks on the importance of a knowledge-based curriculum and her vision for education. Good evening ladies…

28th Jan 2015

Ed Vaizey – “sick and tired of local authorities stepping away from their responsibility for the arts”

The Conservative minister was speaking at the opening session of the 30th conference of the Association of British Orchestras at the Sage Gateshead….

28th Jan 2015

What parents need to know about children’s brains on music

If you learned how to play a recorder or ukelele in school, you may have built up brain functions that boosted your…

27th Jan 2015

Early education: You’re never too young to get a start in the arts

Before children become literate, music, painting, crafts and drama can give them powerful tools for communication and development Thomas Johnston is a…

27th Jan 2015

GCSE and A Level Music Announcements from the DfE

The following documents on GCSE and A Levels have been published by the DfE today The new GCSE content for music, art…

26th Jan 2015

The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really…

26th Jan 2015

Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences

Schools should give as much weight to the arts as they do to science and maths, according to leading author and educationalist…

23rd Jan 2015

Learning music improves children’s abilities and raises their IQs, study finds

A BERKSHIRE school has found the key to better learning and brighter, happier pupils, as Rachel Carlyle reports It’s probably as well…

22nd Jan 2015

Arts world must address lack of diversity, says Labour’s Chris Bryant

Shadow culture minister calls for fewer Eddie Redmaynes and James Blunts and more Albert Finneys and Glenda Jacksons The arts world must…

19th Jan 2015

DCMS announce record high for UK’s creative industries

The UK’s creative industries, which include IT, film and music, were worth a record £76.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, the…

14th Jan 2015

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post…

12th Jan 2015