Latest Arts education News

5 candidates selected to interview for NDSU president's post

Jan. 18, 2022 14:49 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Five candidates have been selected to interview for North Dakota State University president, the state Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday. The prospects will visit Fargo campus later this month. In addition to interviews with the search committee, they...

Local advocate continues to champion the arts in Tupelo

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The arts community has long been the heartbeat of Tupelo. With arts education integrated into public schools and countless outlets for dance, theater and music, Tupelo has made it a priority to make arts experiences tangible for all ages. Mary...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 12, 2022 15:50 PM EST

Frankort State Journal. January 7, 2022. Editorial: Robinson proving that dreams do come true While many University of Kentucky fans are sad that junior wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, consider us among those...

University of Missouri hall named after graduate Sheryl Crow

Jan. 11, 2022 12:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has named a choral hall after musician Sheryl Crow, who graduated from the school in 1984 with a degree in music education. The Columbia Missourian reports that the newly named hall is located inside of the Jeanne and Rex...

WVa Governor's School for the Arts accepting applications

Jan. 11, 2022 04:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia high school sophomores may submit applications for the Governor's School for the Arts to be held this summer at Marshall University. The three-week residential program is offered by the state at no cost. The school offers...

Nonprofit serving Charleston area’s Hispanic community

Jan. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patricia Jimenez dreamed of working in media. Growing up in Mexico, she was inspired by her godfather, a radio broadcaster, who used his platform to discuss important community issues. Family obligations prevented Jimenez from reaching...

Savannah high school student creates mentorship program

Jan. 09, 2022 00:10 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Savannah Arts Academy student Ava Dorminey decided she wanted to help students who might be struggling from the pandemic. She thought about a school supply drive or a mentorship program. “I wanted to create an...

Belpre music educator marches in Tournament of Roses Parade

Jan. 08, 2022 09:02 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade is an experience a Belpre music teacher will treasure for a long time. Robin White, Belpre Elementary music teacher and assistant band director for Belpre City Schools, was part of a marching band made up of 275...

Portland schools reinstate virus measures amid omicron

Jan. 05, 2022 19:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials with Portland Public Schools are tightening mask and vaccination requirements for after-school sports competitions, practices and performances amid a surge of COVID-19 cases around the state driven by the omicron variant. With little appetite for a...

Pine Ridge teacher imparts Lakota language, music to classes

Dec. 20, 2021 01:09 AM EST

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — When Tristiana Brewer studies Lakota Language and Culture at Pine Ridge High School with her teacher, Will Peters, she scrutinizes the small details. Then, before long, larger worlds start to open up. “My favorite part is learning the language and then...