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November 19, 2004 Our series on the state of music education in American schools concludes today. Richard Deasy, Director of the Arts Education Partnership, summarizes what the research shows about the impact the arts have on reading and math, as well as on fundamental learning skills.
November 18, 2004 The fourth installment of our series on the state of music education in America's schools focuses on youth orchestras. NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with renowned National Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin about the University of Maryland's National Orchestra Institute.
November 17, 2004 In the next installment of our music education series, NPR's Korva Coleman visits an urban at-risk school that was in danger of failing. The principal promoted music and arts programs and turned the school's academic performance around.
November 16, 2004 In the second installment of our series on the state of the nation's music and arts education, we hear from an American parent, Maria Calidonna. She reads her essay first published in Newsweek magazine in September 2004.
November 15, 2004 In the first installment of PT's series on the state of music education in America's schools, NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with outgoing Education Secretary Rod Paige and musicologist Dr. Camille Smith from the University Florida, Gainsville.
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