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 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.