Third Space (2005)

Third Space tells the riveting story of the profound changes in the lives of kids, teachers, and parents in ten economically disadvantaged communities across the country that place their bets on the arts as a way to create great schools. The schools become caring communities where teachers find new joy and satisfaction in teaching and

Lincoln Center Institute Project

From Project Zero , a research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Lincoln Center Institute Project Curricular Frameworks in Aesthetic Education was an artist-in-residence program designed to expose students to the arts, and to immerse students and teachers in an intensive aesthetic education program Link to PDF: http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/2005/RAND_RB9106.pdf

Key Features of the PAL program

The purpose of ArtsEd Washington’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program is to increase the provision of high quality arts instruction in Washington State’s educational system. PAL’s goal is to build and support systemic change in public elementary schools so that all students can benefit from the proven and powerful role of arts learning in a

Improving Arts Education Partnerships

This research found that joint-venture partnerships can yield many benefits but are less common than simple-transaction partnerships in which schools typically select prepared programs without a needs assessment. Transaction relationships have fewer benefits, but can be improved in many ways. Link: http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9058

High Quality Music Education Raises Test Scores

According to this study published in the Journal for Research in Music Education, students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs.  This is the first study ever to examine the quality of school music programs as a contributing factor for test