Archive: Jan 2015

  1. Poetry Out Loud, Not The Typical Student Competition

    By James Wells, Poetry Out Loud State Program Coordinator and the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator Imagine walking into a school and intermingled with the typical buzz of students and teachers, you hear the rhythmic hum of poetry being recited.  Classic poets, Keats, Dickinson and Poe, as well as modern lyrists, Ellis, Clampitt […]

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  2. Arts Essential to Learning

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education The Tennessee Arts Commission recently spent 18 months gathering feedback from Tennesseans about the role of the arts in their communities, schools and lives for the basis of a new five-year strategic plan. The new plan includes a goal solely devoted to arts education: Arts Essential to Learning. […]

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