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ERIC Number: EJ915135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Collaboration Paints a Bright Future for Arts Education
Hughes, Kristine
Journal of Staff Development, v32 n1 p44-46, 49 Feb 2011
Most students attend summer school not because it's their idea of a good time, but because they need to in order to advance to the next grade. To many students--and even some teachers--summer school feels more like punishment than an opportunity to learn and explore. In July 2010, working with a nonprofit organization called Big Thought, officials at the Dallas Independent School District embarked on an approach to summer school they hoped would change that image and engage kids. The idea was to support teachers, artists, and others to replace worksheet-style instruction with teaching animated by music, visual arts, dance, and theater. The new arts-rich summer school program that resulted is just another sign of Dallas' initiative, spearheaded by Big Thought (, to bring together schools, cultural organizations, and others to restore high-quality arts instruction to the many classrooms from which it has long been missing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas